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The Promise

Author: Tony Birch



Outstanding new fiction from the Miles Franklin-shortlisted author of Blood
 
In this breathtaking new work, Tony Birch affirms his position as one of Australia’s finest writers of short-form fiction.
 
Using his unflinching creative gaze, he ponders love and loss and faith. A trio of amateur thieves are left in charge of a baby moments before a heist. A group of boys compete in the final of a marbles tournament, only to find their biggest challenge was the opponent they didn’t see coming. Two young friends find a submerged car in their local swimming hole and become obsessed by the mystery of the driver’s identity.
 
Across twelve blistering stories, The Promise delivers a sensitive and often humorous take on the lives of those who have loved, lost and wandered.

The Stories
  • China
  • The Toecutters
  • Refuge of Sinners
  • The Ghost of Hank Williams
  • After Rachel
  • Sticky Fingers
  • The Promise
  • The Lovers
  • Distance
  • The Money Shot
  • Snare
  • Keeping Good Company
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