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Inherited By Amanda Curtin,

  • Title: Inherited
  • Author: Amanda Curtin
  • ISBN: 9781742582931
  • Page: 301
  • Format: Paperback
  • A dancer in a wheelchair A collector of corks One woman seduced by a mountain and another by Freddo Frogs A man who hears his dead wife s voice A poet whose voice has disappeared A photographer distilling grief in his lens A sound designer stealing the sound of a room Written by Amanda Curtin, these are stories concerned with the gifts and burdens we inherit froA dancer in a wheelchair A collector of corks One woman seduced by a mountain and another by Freddo Frogs A man who hears his dead wife s voice A poet whose voice has disappeared A photographer distilling grief in his lens A sound designer stealing the sound of a room Written by Amanda Curtin, these are stories concerned with the gifts and burdens we inherit from those we love and from the world at large, and what we, in turn, leave behind Families, relationships, memory, secrets, memorialization, creativity, collecting, ageing, and obsession all weave themselves through these 19 short fictional gems.
    Inherited A dancer in a wheelchair A collector of corks One woman seduced by a mountain and another by Freddo Frogs A man who hears his dead wife s voice A poet whose voice has disappeared A photographer distil

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    1. These stories are tender and compassionate, giving voice to the damaged, the marginalised, the otherwise forgotten There is a precision to Curtin s prose, yet also a warmth there, a humanity.There is a preoccupation with history in the collection, especially unwritten or untold stories The stories explore loss, hollowness, and the complexity of relationships and are underpinned by a sense of wisdom when it comes to matters of the heart The collection is thoughtfully arranged in groups of two or [...]

    2. Review by Helen Hagemann Amanda Curtin is a writer and freelance book editor based in Western Australia She lives in one of Perth s older suburbs, a former live in shop, one in which she explains has a certain relationship that inspires her Her love of history, houses and the spaces that people occupy drift into several stories, some uncover famous citizens, C.Y O Connor, Katharine Susannah Pritchard and the younger daughter of C.Y O Connor, Kathleen O Connor In Inherited, Curtin highlights the [...]

    3. I struggle with books of short stories I often start them but rarely finish This one I did finish it was still a struggle at times but they were beautiful stories I m glad I finished.

    4. Brilliant Beautiful writing, stories and characters that are powerful and strange Braided style and fragmented done seamlessly, history and the present living together I am in love with this writing.

    5. Some are humorous and quirky, some are achingly sad, but they are all beautifully written This collection has restored my faith in the short story.

    6. This collection of stories is that rare find where you reach the end and want to start over Potent writing, haunting stories Not a word wasted.

    7. I keep coming across articles heralding the return of the short story From a literary journal perspective, short fiction has always been in vogue There are many reasons for this Short stories are perfect for time starved attention spans, easy to read and fast to engage in stolen moments between appointments Most of all, however, the short story is concentrated As a reader, you get a full novelistic experience in a succinct bite Amanda Curtin s stories in Inherited are perfect examples of this Th [...]

    8. Precision is what comes to my mind, first.Amanda Curtin likes to write about connections, between person to person, between person and object, person and landscape And about how those connections make us feel Or why they are unique to us Why they don t make any sense or at least a different kind of sense to others The back cover blurb for the book tells us Inherited brings together stories about the gifts and burdens we inherit from the world or from those we love, and what we, in turn, leave be [...]

    9. Several memorable stories here, told with great skill The genre of short fiction can lend itself well to the kind of narration in which this author excels, where much of the action takes place inside a person s head as an interior monologue One of the most powerful stories, I think, is Cradle of Shadows the narrative foreground seems at first to comprise merely a woman s reminiscences about her maternal predecessors, especially her great grandmother, but folded into her rumination is a startling [...]

    10. A collection of stories that unfurls like a roll of silk The writing is haunting and beautiful The minute I finished it I wanted to read it again.

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