Love, envy, resentment, regret, tenderness - established, bestselling and award-winning writers explore the tensions, alliances and affections between siblings in this dazzling collection of stories with contributions from Robert Drewe, Roger McDonald, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Cate Kennedy and many more.
'Your brother or sister, it might be said, is your other self - your grander, sadder, braver, shrewder, uglier, slenderer self . Your sibling is your most severe judge and your fiercest defender. You must always rescue them. They always abandon you . You recognise one another, this is your relief and your ruin. They are your duty. They stun you with the sudden presence and force of their goodness. They give you Christmas presents that show you are strangers. You are strangers.'
'You love them; it cannot be explained why or how.'
From Charlotte Woods' Introduction to Brothers and Sisters
Critics and readers alike have long commented on Charlotte Wood's acute ability to dissect sibling relationships in her novels. Life-long resentments, tensions, alliances and affections between brothers and sisters play out in her books to brilliant effect. Here, Charlotte brings her skills to an anthology of stories by well-known and new writers - Tony Birch, Tegan Bennett Daylight, Robert Drewe, Ashley Hay, Cate Kennedy, Nam Le, Roger McDonald, Paddy O'Reilly, Virginia Peters, Michael Sala, Christos Tsiolkas, Charlotte Wood - who have written about an element of sister/brother relationships, both in fictional and non-fictional forms.
The Australian newspaper has described Charlotte Wood as 'one of our most original and provocative writers'. She is the author of six novels and two books of non-fiction. Her bestselling novel, The Natural Way of Things, won the 2016 Stella Prize, the Indie Book of the Year and Indie Book Award for Fiction, was joint winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Award for Fiction, and was published throughout Europe, the United Kingdom and North America. She has been twice shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, as well as many others for this and previous works. Her non-fiction books include The Writer's Room, a collection of interviews with authors about the creative process, and Love & Hunger, a book about cooking. She lives in Sydney with her husband.
Biography & Autobiography
Table Of Contents:
About the Others by Virginia Peters
Paleface and the Panther by Robert Drewe
Beads and Shells and Teeth by Cate Kennedy
Like my Father, My Brother by Michael Sala
The Cricket Palace by Charlotte Wood
Family Radio by Roger McDonald
Trouble by Tegan Bennett Daylight
The Singular Animal: On Being and Having by Ashley Hay
The Yara by Nam Le
One Good Thing by Paddy O'Reilly
Blood by Tony Birch
The Disco at the End of Communism By Christos Tsiolkas
Allen & Unwin
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