This collection of short stories by Robert Drewe is set mainly in coastal Australia. The stories are interlinked and follow the lives of various members of the Lang family and capture both the light and darkness of the sea and the bush, places where appearances often belie what is happening beneath the surface. Drewe’s prose is both straightforward and lyrical, offering a deep understanding of human nature. If you enjoy this collection, do consider reading Drewe’s novels.
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