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Perma frost /

by Norman, S. J., Published by : UQP, (St Lucia, Qld. :) , 2021 Physical details: 213 pages ; 23 cm. ISBN:9780702263422 (paperback). List(s) this item appears in: March 2022 Australian Titles | March 2022 Short Stories | Australian Short Stories
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Item type Home library Collection Call number Status Date due Barcode Item reserves
New book Melbourne Athenaeum Library
Fiction - Short stories NOR Available 063892
Total reserves: 0

Stepmother -- Permafrost -- Secondhand -- Whitehart -- Hinterhaus -- Unspeakable -- Playback.

Permafrost explores the shifting spaces of desire, loss and longing, inverting and queering the gothic and romantic traditions, each story represents a different take on the concept of a haunting or the haunted. Though it ranges across themes and locations - from small-town Australia to Hokkaido to rural England - this collection is united by the power of the narratorial voice, with its auto-fictional resonances, dark wit and swagger. Whether recounting the confusion of a child trying to decipher their father and stepmother's new relationship, the surrealness of an after-hours tour of Auschwitz, or a journey to wintry Japan to reconnect with a former lover, Permafrost unsettles, transports and impresses in equal measure.

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