Like a House On Fire Like a House On Fire

Like a House On Fire

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    • $14.99

Publisher Description

From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane eye and wry sense of humour. In ‘Laminex and Mirrors’, a young woman working as a cleaner in a hospital helps an elderly patient defy doctor’s orders. In ‘Cross-Country’, a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex’s new life. And in ‘Ashes’, a son accompanies his mother on a journey to scatter his father’s remains, while lifelong resentments simmer in the background. Cate Kennedy’s poignant short stories find the beauty and tragedy in illness and mortality, life and love.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
26 September
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
288
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribe Publications
SELLER
Scribe Publications Pty Ltd
SIZE
593.4
KB

Customer Reviews

I choosethisname ,

Like a House on Fire

Such insightful, poignant stories about the human experience from various points of view. Seventy Two Derwents is my favourite in this collection, it touches on things that are so often hidden. Cate Kennedy is an inspiration to all those who love story telling.

Vrgbgrv ,

boring and a waste of 19$

I would rather spend this money on a nice lunch at a cafe than this book.

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