Trouble with Flying and Other Stories: 2014 Short Story Competition Entries

Trouble with Flying and Other Stories: 2014 Short Story Competition Entries

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Author: Richard Rossiter

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 348


The collection is made up of twenty four stories selected from the Margaret River Short Story Competition. Self-described 'fledgling' writer from Sydney, Ruth Wyer, is the winner of this year's competition for her story, The Trouble with Flying. The second prize story, Dying, is by accomplished Western Australia short story writer, Bindy Pritchard. Highly Commended entries are from: Cassie Hamer (The Life in her Hands); Isabelle Li (Red Saffron); Susan McCreery (Now, Voyager); Francesca Sasnaitis (Summerlands) and Mark Smith (Butcher's Creek). The South West Prize for the best story from a South West resident is awarded to Rachelle Rechichi for her story My House. Stories highly commended in this section are by Leanne Browning (Woman on a Wire) and Leslie Thiele (Catching Trains to Frankston). There is a strong sense throughout this collection of stories of characters playing their parts - sometimes on a large stage, but more frequently in a single room, or its equivalent. Stories about characters controlling their destinies are in the minority.If one could generalise about a connection between social issues and literary works, then it would seem that there is a prevailing concern out there with the fragility of relationships between men and women (especially those of middle age), the often challenging relationships between parents and children, and an anxiety about the realities of old age.
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NB: This is a secondhand book in very good condition. See our FAQs for more information. Please note that the jacket image is indicative only. A description of our secondhand books is not always available. Please contact us if you have a question about this title.

Author: Richard Rossiter

Format: Paperback

Number of Pages: 348


The collection is made up of twenty four stories selected from the Margaret River Short Story Competition. Self-described 'fledgling' writer from Sydney, Ruth Wyer, is the winner of this year's competition for her story, The Trouble with Flying. The second prize story, Dying, is by accomplished Western Australia short story writer, Bindy Pritchard. Highly Commended entries are from: Cassie Hamer (The Life in her Hands); Isabelle Li (Red Saffron); Susan McCreery (Now, Voyager); Francesca Sasnaitis (Summerlands) and Mark Smith (Butcher's Creek). The South West Prize for the best story from a South West resident is awarded to Rachelle Rechichi for her story My House. Stories highly commended in this section are by Leanne Browning (Woman on a Wire) and Leslie Thiele (Catching Trains to Frankston). There is a strong sense throughout this collection of stories of characters playing their parts - sometimes on a large stage, but more frequently in a single room, or its equivalent. Stories about characters controlling their destinies are in the minority.If one could generalise about a connection between social issues and literary works, then it would seem that there is a prevailing concern out there with the fragility of relationships between men and women (especially those of middle age), the often challenging relationships between parents and children, and an anxiety about the realities of old age.
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