Trent Dalton, Australia's best-loved writer, sat on a busy street corner with a sky-blue Olivetti typewriter and asked the world a simple, direct question: Can you please tell me a love story?
A blind man yearns to see the face of his wife of 30 years. A divorced mother has a secret affair with a travelling priest. A widower miraculously finds a three-minute video recorded by his wife before she died. A lumberjack’s heart falls in a forest. A working mum contemplates taking the photographs of her late husband down from the fridge. A girl writes her last letter to the grandfather she adored, then sets it on fire. A palliative care nurse helps a dying woman converse with the angel at the end of her bed. A renowned 100-year-old scientist ponders the one great earthly puzzle he was never able to solve: What is love?
Endless stories. Human stories. Love stories.
About the author
Trent Dalton’s debut novel, Boy Swallows Universe, is a much-loved, multi-prize-winning and critically acclaimed international bestseller which has been published in over 35 countries. His second novel, All Our Shimmering Skies, was also an international bestseller. He is a staff writer for the Weekend Australian magazine and lives in Brisbane, Australia.