In this powerful collection of short fiction from one of Australia's most celebrated writers, Helen Garner teases out life's dailiness to show the darkness underneath - and the possibilities for joy. Featuring acclaimed stories such as 'Postcards from Surfers' and 'The Life of Art', as well as three new, previously uncollected pieces, this volume is a showcase of some of the best Australian writing of the past twenty years.
'Garner demonstrates again her ability to fan the flickering flames in the coldest of hearts. She is a hard act for any writer to follow.'
'A perfect introduction for first-timers who have not yet experienced the pleasures of Garner's writing.'
Sydney Morning Herald