Catching the Barramundi

(1 customer review)

A lonely widow living in the Australian Outback has an unexpected encounter with a visiting scientist; an ice-hockey star returns to the site of his home town, now razed to the ground; a grieving husband recalls incidents from his married life: Catching the Barramundi is a collection of short stories charting the process of reassessment and reflection.

“As you read these stories, they will grab your attention and draw you in; you may be able to relate to some of them as well.” 5 stars


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Book Details

Weight 159 g
Dimensions 203 × 133 mm

120 pages






Short story collection

Release date

19 November 2012




Odyssey Books

About The Author

Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns

Rebecca Burns is an award-winning writer of short stories, over thirty of which have been published online or in print. She was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2011, winner of the Fowey Festival of Words and Music Short Story Competition in 2013 (and runner-up in 2014), and has been profiled as part of the University of Leicester’s “Grassroutes Project”—a project that showcases the 50 best transcultural writers in the county.

1 review for Catching the Barramundi

  1. Vernita Naylor for Readers’ Favorite

    Life, choices and happiness are some of the elements that Rebecca Burns used to create Catching the Barramundi: A Collection of Short Stories. Here you will have the opportunity to read soundbites of twelve stories from this Australian author. A few of these stories were once published in journals and publications. Rebecca chose these twelve stories to debut Catching the Barramundi. Stories like Snails on the Road, The Night of the Fox, Phillip Turpin Gets A Girl, and Catching the Barramundi are the essence of short story greats. As you read these stories, they will grab your attention and draw you in; you may be able to relate to some of them as well.

    Catching the Barramundi by Rebecca Burns has a lot of language dialect and chosen words that I found interesting. Words are important because of the messages that they convey, whether individually or when used in a sentence. For me, the words that were introduced into some of the stories gave each a life of its own. This unknown element of language gave it a uniqueness because of my unfamiliarity with words like cherabin and ute. Between the stories and the words, I became intrigued to learn more about the characters. In some of the stories I wished there was more. Overall, I enjoyed reading Catching the Barramundi: A Collection of Short Stories by Rebecca Burns and I’m sure that you will too.

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