All Because of You

Eleven tales of refuge and hope.

Infused with gentle optimism, eleven uncompromising stories explore, each in its own way, the nature of sacrifice.

Mum and Nan struggle to contrive a sense of normal family life in the emotionally charged environment of a women’s shelter. A visual artist faces the return of her wayward daughter, who brings home her new boyfriend, the lumbering behemoth, Zol. A bereaved woman lies restless and alone in bed, her thoughts troubled by the plaintive cries of the dog locked in next-door’s laundry.

At once dark, poignant and witty, Isobel Blackthorn’s first collection of short stories depicts intimately and honestly the travails and heroic responses of women and men confronting the pith of their lives.

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$14.95

Book Details

Weight 159 g
Dimensions 216 × 140 mm
Extent

124 pages

Format

Paperback

Language

English

Genre

Short story collection

Release date

30 May 2016

ISBN

9781922200518

Imprint

Odyssey Books

About The Author

Isobel Blackthorn

Isobel Blackthorn

Isobel Blackthorn was born in 1962 and has lived in England, Australia, Spain and the Canary Islands. Isobel has worked as a teacher, market trader and PA to a literary agent. She received her doctorate in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney in 2006. Her first work, All Because of You: A collection of short stories, was published in 2012 by Ginninderra Press. Her stories and non-fiction pieces have appeared in e-journals in Australia and the United States, including Mused Literary Review and On Line Opinion.

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