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Dirt

Short Stories


by
Fiona McGregor

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Format: EPUB

File size: 215 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

‘McGregor goes straight for the jugular. She also goes straight for the heart.’ — Veronica Sen, The Canberra Times

A new girl in town seeks the realisation of her fantasies, and finds the unexpected. A brother and a sister embark on a journey in search of their estranged brother. An acquaintance comes to stay and old habits are quickly resumed …

No one in these stories has solid ground under their feet. Linked by coincidence and desire, by death and geography, they struggle towards futures where nothing in certain — learning to live without expectation but not without hope.

Originally published in 1994 as Suck My Toes, Dirt is short fiction at its finest: polished, witty, and explosive. It won the Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short-story collection, cementing Fiona McGregor’s reputation as one of our most exciting writers.

‘McGregor goes straight for the jugular. She also goes straight for the heart.’ — Veronica Sen, The Canberra Times

A new girl in town seeks the realisation of her fantasies, and finds the unexpected. A brother and a sister embark on a journey in search of their estranged brother. An acquaintance comes to stay and old habits are quickly resumed …

No one in these stories has solid ground under their feet. Linked by coincidence and desire, by death and geography,… (more)

‘McGregor goes straight for the jugular. She also goes straight for the heart.’ — Veronica Sen, The Canberra Times

A new girl in town seeks the realisation of her fantasies, and finds the unexpected. A brother and a sister embark on a journey in search of their estranged brother. An acquaintance comes to stay and old habits are quickly resumed …

No one in these stories has solid ground under their feet. Linked by coincidence and desire, by death and geography, they struggle towards futures where nothing in certain — learning to live without expectation but not without hope.

Originally published in 1994 as Suck My Toes, Dirt is short fiction at its finest: polished, witty, and explosive. It won the Steele Rudd Award for an Australian short-story collection, cementing Fiona McGregor’s reputation as one of our most exciting writers.

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