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When a Monkey Speaks: And Other Stories from Australia
     

When a Monkey Speaks: And Other Stories from Australia

by Damian Sharp
 
Damian Sharp's rich, hypnotic stories explore the harsh, but often beautiful and mystifying, effects of the Australian bush on those who live there. With a gift for evoking this rough scrub country, Sharp transports the reader into the land of relentless sun, red sand deserts, and rushing muddy rivers of his own youth.

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Damian Sharp's rich, hypnotic stories explore the harsh, but often beautiful and mystifying, effects of the Australian bush on those who live there. With a gift for evoking this rough scrub country, Sharp transports the reader into the land of relentless sun, red sand deserts, and rushing muddy rivers of his own youth.

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Alice Joyce
Highly charged situations are the order of the day in this collection of stories by an Australian now living in San Francisco. Sharp opts for the familiar terrain of his homeland to form the potent and brooding backdrop for 11 scenarios populated by characters who are dealing with an underlying sexual tension that often seems to distinguish their very existence. But the rugged bush country of Sharp's creation also reverberates with mysterious forces and the impact of violence. This vast, exposed landscape is a luminous setting for stories that are memorable enough to be read and reread.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062585004
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.59(w) x 8.54(h) x 0.82(d)

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