Set against a backdrop of suburban Australia and rural South Korea, a boy becomes a man and continues to question what he knows about the world. Understanding Almost Nothing of the World is a collage of fragmented memories about the ephemerality of childhood relationships and an evocative journey of self-realisation through the lens of adult naïvety.
‘Understanding Almost Nothing of the World anatomises an Australian-ness in a global culture, and thence codifies the troubling and melancholic nature of the senseless.’ Moya Costello, 2019 Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award judge
JAMES HUGHES lives in Naarm/Melbourne. His stories have won The Angelo Natoli, Hal Porter and Tabor Adelaide prizes. His story,‘The Stone, The Storm, The End of Huckleberry Finn’ was shortlisted in the international Bristol Short Story Prize.
Published as part of the SW Smalls series celebrating 10 years in publishing.