The Resource Fine

Fine

Label
Fine
Title
Fine
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Wright
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Michelle Wright's stories are beautifully drawn portals into complex, layered, sometimes painful worlds ... Every story surprised me in a different way; I was by turns, unsettled, saddened, delighted and uplifted.' Sofie Laguna, Miles Franklin-winning author of The Eye of the SheepFine shines a light into the quiet corners of human life. By observing the traumas, doubts and isolation of its characters, the book reveals the strength and fragility of people and relationships.These stories explore the silent sorrows, desires and regrets that we choose to hide when we say that we are 'fine'. As they describe moments big and small in the lives of ordinary people, they invite us to think about who we are when no one is looking.By illuminating these quiet moments in ordinary lives, Michelle Wright follows in a tradition which includes Olga Masters, Amy Witting and Alice Munro. Many of these stories have won Australian and international awards, and this collection was shortlisted for the Victorian Premier's Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. Fine is a remarkable debut of stunning grace, breadth and beauty.'Fine is indeed a welcome new contribution to the Australian short fiction renaissance.' Maxine Beneba Clarke, award-winning author of Foreign Soil'I was absorbed in every story's world. Utterly real and moving ... Wright creates whole worlds in a few pages of sharp tuneful prose.' Paddy O'Reilly, award-winning author of Peripheral Vision
Summary
The dazzlingly accomplished stories in this collection range from a vivid moment of a young girl counting the 'water hours', to a scorching tale of schoolyard bullying; a sleep-deprived mother; grandparents of a child at risk deciding where their loyalties lie; a young boy searching for his parents after the Sri Lanka tsunami; a widow walking the beach, and a woman secretly listening to the weather reports on radio: all trying with courage and fragility to present a face to the world that is 'fine'. By shining her light on these quiet moments in ordinary lives, Michelle follows in a tradition which includes Olga Masters, Amy Witting and Alice Munro. It is exciting to read a contemporary collection of such breadth. Fine is an astonishing fiction debut from a future star of Australian Literature
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Writing style
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10535216
Cataloging source
ANL
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Wright, Michelle
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Fine
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3b6524fa-c3f5-4f7e-8441-88dcc3ebe4f0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952534355
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Fine
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:3b6524fa-c3f5-4f7e-8441-88dcc3ebe4f0
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781952534355
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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