The Cuckoo's Song

The Cuckoo's Song

by Amra Pajalic
The Cuckoo's Song

The Cuckoo's Song

by Amra Pajalic

Hardcover(Large Type)

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Overview

Award-winning author Amra Pajalić showcases her gritty, poignant and sometimes bruising voice in this eclectic short story book of previously published and prize-winning stories. Featuring powerful and moving stories of family dissolution, deprivation of war, tenderness of family and the heart-rending experiences of mental illness. Thriller stories with a twist of vindictiveness and retribution, and love stories that make the heart sing, this collection will delight and entertain.

The Cuckoo's Song-Francesca is ten when a gypsy fortune-teller told her the day and the hour of her death and she has been waiting since.

Fragments-Seka and her brother forage for books in a bombed-out school in Srebrenica during the Balkan war.

Friends Forever-Two lifelong friends share a room at a nursing home, as well as a secret or two.

School of Hardknocks-Amina is a new high school student after migrating from Bosnia and struggles to acclimate to the Aussie way of life.

Woman on Fire-A young girl lives with her mother's boyfriend when her mentally ill mother is admitted into hospital.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781922871077
Publisher: Pishukin Press
Publication date: 08/07/2022
Series: Pishukin's Voices of Diversity , #1
Edition description: Large Type
Pages: 444
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Amra Pajalić is an award-winning author, an editor and teacher who draws on her Bosnian cultural heritage to write own voices stories for young people, who like her, are searching to mediate their identity and take pride in their diverse culture. Her short story collection The Cuckoo's Song (Pishukin Press) features previously published and prize-winning stories. Her debut novel The Good Daughter, won the 2009 Melbourne Prize for Literature's Civic Choice Award, now re-released as Sabiha's Dilemma (Pishukin Press, 2022) as the first book in the Sassy Saints Series. The second book is Alma's Loyalty (Pishukin Press, 2022).Her memoir Things Nobody Knows But Me (Transit Lounge, 2019) was shortlisted for the 2020 National Biography Award. The anthology she co-edited, Growing up Muslim in Australia (Allen and Unwin, 2014), was shortlisted for the 2015 Children's Book Council of the year awards. She works as a high school teacher and is completing her PhD at LaTrobe.Amra Pajalić publishes her dark fiction using pen name A. P. Pajalic. She also publishes romance novels under the pen name Mae Archer. Her website is www.amrapajalic.com/
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