Stories of Perth
Publisher: Brio Books
This short fiction collection by twelve local emerging and established writers is a cleverly juxtaposed and well-written treat. Each piece highlights a different aspect of Perth: an Indigenous woman reflects deeply as she walks the city; a meth addict struggles; an Ethiopian man endeavours to settle; a high-school teacher comes off anti-depressants on the last day of term; an expectant mother loses her baby. Add a wicked tale of graffiti artists, an Indian birthday party, peacocks, and a same-sex love affair and you have a kaleidoscopic insight into what makes us in this place.