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Friends, Family and Other Strangers From Downunder by [Perrat, Liza]
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  • File Size: 758 KB
  • Print Length: 125 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Pentalpha Publishing Edinburgh (March 4, 2012)
  • Publication Date: March 4, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007GNIFBU
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From the very first, "Rose Coloured Minute" sets the pace – we go along for the ride with Marianne as she spends the most excruciating minute of her life, waiting for the lines on the test to give her the answer she so desperately wants…

"Window without Glass" tells of Cerisa from Australia who is backpacking around Turkey. After getting lost she comes across Leyla who has never ventured from her village…

"Visiting Rites" is touching and sad, deep and meaningful.

While "Corner of Acacia and Beach Streets" really touched a chord with me. Forever stuck in that time, waiting for Paul to pick her up from the corner of Acacia and Beach Streets; telling Tabitha about the past…

"Santa Never Made It" tells of Darwin, Christmas 1974 - Wendy, surly and fed up; her little brother Jamie who is adopted; their Mum and Dad - what happened that Christmas Day to change them all, especially Wendy?

This anthology of fourteen short stories by Aussie author Liza Perrat is an enjoyable mixture for everyone and I have no hesitation in recommending "Friends, Family and Other Strangers From Downunder" to all.
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A wonderfully eclectic collection of distinctly Australian short stories, each with its own message. The stories are evocative and invoke all the senses.

The heartbreaking tale of Visiting Rites is especially powerful and tugs at the deepest parts of the psyche.
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This is a lovely collection of insights into Australia, but be warned, you'll be Googling flights when you put it down. The author captures the atmosphere of a young, vast country, with unpredictable weather and huge spaces. The stories are varied; some touching, some thoughtful and some leave you wondering about how we really see one another. The range of perspectives make this collection so special, along with the individual voices recording moments of change. I think my favourite has to be Santa Never Made It. A beautiful piece, in a distinctive tone, about how love can be a sneaky sort of thing.
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In stories like Santa Never Came, and Daughter of Atlas, Perrat explores the layers and complexities of an immigrant nation, of different cultures coming together under a baking sun and learning to adapt to one another. Using beautiful language, she holds a lens up to small, telling details - of food, of flowers, of changing weather. Her narrators are often teenagers, caught between childhood and adulthood, between old cultures and new, trying to make sense of both. This is assuredly not the Australia of Crocodile Dundee, but a much more nuanced country, one the rest of the world deserves to know better.
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