15 short stories by Eddy Knight, based in and around Port Adelaide, South Australia.
“Eddy Knight’s semi-autobiographical stories are plugged with a hidden charge, always about to set off a chain of curiosities or minor tragedies which form the universal abyss of ordinary life. Throughout there is a formation of subjectivity, a stillness of observation working as a “speaking wound” which is suffered through quiet sensitivity and authenticity of experience. This is a great mapping of Port Adelaide and its surroundings, of its estuarine effluvia, both human and environmental, redeemed by the plucky melancholia of its characters transcending their histories through memory and empathy. ‘A Short Walk to the Sea’ is an impressive dissent against ignorance of the human condition.”
~ Brian Castro (Recipient of the 2014 Patrick White Award for his contribution to Australian Literature)