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Collected Stories Thea Astley




Collected Stories Thea Astley

Author: Thea Astley   Ed Gregson  


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Thea Astley's stories capture the lushness and cruelty of the Queensland landscape with its rich wet smells and weird cast of characters. She exposes pretension and exploitation with an acid wit and comic flair, and has won worldwide acclaim for her writing. This selection of stories spans more than thirty years and includes many not previously collected, along with well-known pieces from Hunting the Wild Pineapple and It's Raining in Mango, which won the inaugural Steele Rudd Award for the best short story collection.

"Astley has always been one of those writers who could make you shiver at humanity's malevolence and cruelty. In It's Raining in Mango, she is also continuing to develop the more difficult skill of making natural human goodness seem credible and exciting." JENNIFER MAIDEN Age Monthly Review
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