A New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
From the moment The Drover's Wife and Other Stories first appeared, it was clear that Murray Bail had extended the possibilities of short fiction. In these deft, angular and entertaining stories, he creates strange and fascinating worlds.
A man named Huebler decides to photograph everyone alive. A suburban father perches in his son's tree-house to spy on his friends. A dentist recognises his estranged wife in a famous painting.
This enlarged and revised edition contains such classic stories as 'The Drover's Wife', 'Ore' and 'A, B, C, D, E…' It also presents a number of new stories including the astonishing 'The Seduction of My Sister', which tells an increasingly bizarre story of sibling rivalry and affection.
'No fiction produced in this country shows a greater power of design … An art as signatured and original as that of any poet or painter.' Australian Book Review