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The promise / Tony Birch
Bib ID 6386351
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Birch, Tony, 1957- author
 
Description St Lucia, Queensland : University of Queensland Press, 2014 
221 pages ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9780702249990 (paperback)
Summary

In this breathtaking new work, Tony Birch affirms his position as one of Australia's finest writers of short-form fiction. Using his unflinching creative gaze, he ponders love and loss and faith. A trio of amateur thieves are left in charge of a baby moments before a heist. A group of boys compete in the final of a marbles tournament, only to find their biggest challenge was the opponent they didn't see coming. Two young friends find a submerged car in their local swimming hole and become obsessed by the mystery of the driver's identity.

Full contents
  • China
  • The toecutters
  • Refuge of sinners
  • The ghost of Hank Williams
  • After Rachel
  • Sticky fingers
  • The promise
  • The lovers
  • Distance
  • The money shot
 
Subjects Short stories, Australian.  |  Thieves -- Fiction.  |  Competition -- Fiction.  |  Friendship -- Fiction.  |  Detective and mystery stories.  |  Australian
Available From PO Box 6042 St Lucia QLD 4067 

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