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North of Nowhere, South of Loss

North of Nowhere South of Loss A brilliant collection of stories from the critically acclaimed author of OYSTER and DUE PREPARATIONS FOR THE PLAGUE

  • Title: North of Nowhere, South of Loss
  • Author: Janette Turner Hospital
  • ISBN: 9780007149308
  • Page: 167
  • Format: Paperback
  • A brilliant collection of stories from the critically acclaimed author of OYSTER and DUE PREPARATIONS FOR THE PLAGUE.

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    1. BookList: The haunting floral scent of frangipani permeates this riveting short-story collection from the Australian author of the novel Due Preparations for the Plague [BKL My 15 03]. Hospital’s strength lies in capturing her character’s interior lives with a poet’s grace and precision. The subjects of each story vary, from a mother and daughter whose new home is threatened by its mysterious previous tenant to lovers who reimagine their affair through a series of photographs, but the most [...]

    2. We studied this as part of our final year Literature class and, in contrast to almost all studied books, I still love it and I recommend it to just about everyone who shows even the vaguest interest in good Literature.Turner Hospital transforms the most ordinary things into complex and grittily beautiful stories which reach up off the page and grab you and don't let go even once you've finished. I still, having not read it in over a year, will think about these stories and admire her writing. Th [...]

    3. The smallness of life, the hugeness of pain, the way we make our way through it every day and survive to do it again tomorrow. These stories are beautiful and haunting, unsentimental but not so bleak as to be nihilistic. This is the every day struggle, the pain of carrying around histories that we'd rather forget. At once universal and intimately personal. Exquisite.

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