‘An explosive mix of muscular prose and sharp originality. In this collection, A. S. Patric proves himself to be a writer who must be taken very seriously.’ Vanessa Gebbie, author of Short Circuit, A Guide to the Art of the Short Story.
This entertaining collection includes a romp of a novella called ‘The Rattler’, as well as short stories and micro fictions all set in and around contemporary Melbourne. Sometimes serious, sometimes seriously playful –always written in breathtakingly beautiful prose – these stories uncover the heartbreaking tragedies, slow-burning emotions and serendipity of ordinary lives.
Cover image by Miles Allinson, illustrated by Miles Allinson & Maxine Beneba Clarke
Praise for The Rattler & other stories:
“Spare and taut, sometimes tricky, sometimes shocking, yet always deeply and satisfyingly tender. A great collection.” Paddy O’Reilly.
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About The Author:
A. S. Patric is an Australian novelist and short story writer who was born in Zemun, Serbia and migrated to Australia with his family when he was still a child. He won the 2016 Miles Franklin Award for his debut novel Black Rock White City. His debut collection of short fiction, The Rattler and other stories is published by Spineless Wonders.