ANTIPODES book cover   Antipodes
David Malouf

Cover illustration by Brian Saunders

Dustjacket synopsis:
"Antipodes - stories which pinpoint the contrast between the old world and the new, between youth and age, love and hatred and even life and death itself...

"David Malouf is one of Australia's most highly acclaimed and popular poets and novelists. Now, with his first stunning collection of stories, he establishes himself as one of the most accomplished and provocative short story writers of our time."

"Beautiful, tender, exact, stories of rare distinct. Outstanding" - Financial Times
"He is sui generis...the sort of writer for whom to come to attention" - The Bulletin
"Meticulous...precise...very often beautiful' - The Times
"Profoundly humane...capable of leading our imaginations into unexpected places" - London Magazine
"Striking short stories...intensely human" - Guardian
"Extraordinary and compelling" - Observer

"Southern Skies"
"A Trip to the Grundelsee"
"The Empty Lunch-Tin"
"Sorrows and Secrets"
"That Antic Jezebel"
"The Only Speaker of his Tongue"
"Out of the Stream"
"The Sun in Winter"
"Bad Blood"
"A Change of Scene"
"In Trust"
"A Traveller's Tale"
"A Medium"

From the Penguin paperback edition, 1986.

This book was the winner of the Vance Palmer Award for Fiction in 1985.

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