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Like a House on Fire

Like a House on Fire

  • Title: Like a House on Fire
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  • ISBN : 9781922070067
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 288 pages


From prize winning short story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane eye and wry sense of humour In Laminex and Mirrors , a young woman working as a cleaner in a hospital helps an elderly pati From prize winning short story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane eye and wry sense of humour In Laminex and Mirrors , a young woman working as a cleaner in a hospital helps an elderly patient defy doctor s orders In Cross Country , a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex s new life And in Ashes , a son accompanies his mother on a journey to scatter his father s remains, while lifelong resentments simmer in the background Cate Kennedy s poignant short stories find the beauty and tragedy in illness and mortality, life and love


Author Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy is an Australian author based in Victoria She graduated from University of Canberra and has also taught at several colleges, including The University of Melbourne She is the author of the highly acclaimed novel The World Beneath, which won the People s Choice Award in the NSW Premier s Literary Awards in 2010 It was also shortlisted for The Age fiction prize 2010 and the ASA Barbar




Like a House on Fire Reviews (31)

  • Cate Kennedy s The World Beneath 2009 is one of my favourite Australian novels, so I was eager to read her latest volume of short stories Like a House on Fire recently shortlisted for the inaugural Stella Prize In one respect, this was a very easy book to read The stories are simply structured, clea [..]

  • Finished 09.07.2018Genre short storiesRating C 20BooksOfsummerConclusion I only enjoyed 5 15 stories Low return on reading investment Here are my comments about the 5 best stories Review [..]

  • A masterful collection depicting moments of Australian life I m in awe of the richness and complexity Cate Kennedy manages to create in each short story My personal favourite was Ashes. [..]

  • This was originally posted at my blog www.ifnotread.wordpress.comI enjoy reading short story collections I also liked Kennedy s previous collection, Dark Roots and her debut novel The World Beneath you know where this is going, don t you but I found Like A House On Fire very inconsistent It was diff [..]

  • This book is full of such good short stories As I kept on reading, I had this growing sense what if I had missed this book [..]

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