‘The short story form demands a respect for the limitations of time and space, and enables a focus on the particular, the intimate, and the fleeting.’
‘I want story and forward momentum. For me, this is what crime delivers’
‘Events help bring people back to books – and if not, at least they will still have had a fun night!’
‘Write from the heart – write what scares you, what interests you; write out your most embarrassing thoughts. This is the stuff of common humanity.’
A deeply ironic, superbly written novella certain to challenge readers with an interest in South American voices.
In this honest, heartbreaking, and sometimes funny tale, readers see the failings and triumphs of the adults who are closest to Jonah.
‘At times heartbreaking and at other times uplifting, Frankel has written candidly about an incredibly important topic.’
John Mancy reviews Forest Dark by Nicole Krauss.
‘A deep and poetic probing of the nature of grief, Lia Hills’ The Crying Place is the story of Saul, a 30-something ‘whitefella’, whose closest friend Jed has died by suicide…’