Love Bites

Andy Kissane

In ‘Love Bites’, Andy Kissane captures the different facets of a mother-daughter relationship – the tension, unequivocal love and support and the way in which there can often be parallels in the choices that they make in their lives.



Emily, a research scientist, is conducting malaria vaccine trials in West Africa when she is visited by her daughter, Anna, who is travelling on her gap year. Anna is nursing a broken heart, and Emily wants nothing more than to support her, but finds herself distracted by her conflicting feelings towards John, a married doctor she meets there.

About The Author:

Andy Kissane’s books include his fourth collection of poetry, Radiance (Puncher & Wattmann, 2014), which has been shortlisted for the Victorian Premier’s Prize for Poetry and a collection of short stories, The Swarm. He has read his work in Ireland, England, Vienna and many venues in Australia.

Interview with the author, here.

The Michael McGirr Selects Series

Spineless Wonders is proud to offer this series of twelve beautifully-written digital long stories selected for us by award-winning Australian author, Michael McGirr.

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