COLLECTED STORIES book cover   Collected Stories
Peter Carey

Cover illustration by Michael Ward

Dustjacket Synopsis:

"For the first time, Peter Carey's dazzling stories from The Fat Man in History and War Crimes are collected in one volume, together with three vintage stories not previously published in book form."

"Peter Carey is one of the great story-tellers of our time." - London Evening Standard
"Reading his stories is like being shot by a firing squad of angels." - Jill Neville, Sydney Morning Herald
"Peter Carey stands among the great writers in the English language today." - Paul Auster
"His imagination is soaring, his style beautifully disciplined, his eye for the truth unblinking." - Geoffrey Dutton, The Bulletin
"Carey's imagination is fired with genius, while his relentless intellect is terrifyingly cannabalistic." - Robert Adamson, Australian

"Do You Love Me?" - from EP
The Last Days of a Famous Mime - from EP
Life & Death in the South Side Pavilion
Room No.5 (Escribo)
Happy Story
A Million Dollars Worth of Amphetamines
Peeling - from EP
A Windmill in the West - from EP
Concerning the Greek Tyrant
Report on the Shadow Industry
The Puzzling Nature of Blue - from EP
Conversations with Unicorns
American Dreams - from EP
The Fat Man in History - from EP
The Uses of Williamson Wood
Exotic Pleasures - from EP
A Schoolboy Prank
The Journey of a Lifetime
The Chance - from EP
Fragrance of Roses
He Found Her in Late Summer
War Crimes - from EP

From the UQP paperback edition, 1994.

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