The Complete Stories (Hardcover)
Pantheon, 9780375424977, 528pp.
Publication Date: July 24, 2007
From the internationally acclaimed Australian writer: a single volume gathering a brilliant new collection of his short fiction, Every Move You Make, and all of his previously published stories.
In the heretofore unpublished Every Move You Make: bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his muse, a builder-architect and his legacy--here are their stories, whole lives brought dramatically into focus and powerfully rooted in the vividly rendered landscape of the vast Australian continent, from the mysterious, glittering Valley of Lagoons in Far North Queensland to bohemian Sydney to Ayres Rock in the Great Victoria Desert. These tender, subtle, and intimate stories give us men and women looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on, puzzling over not only their own lives but also the place they have come to occupy in the lives of others.
Heartbreakingly beautiful, richly satisfying, The Complete Stories also includes David Malouf’s short fiction from Dream Stuff, Antipodes, and Child’s Play. It is a major literary event.
Praise For The Complete Stories…
“Malouf is one of our finest writers, a poet with an ear for language that transforms an interesting concept into a classic meditation on the role of chance in each of our lives.”
--San Francisco Chronicle
“A richly imagistic writer, philosophical and literary in the best sense.”
--Washington Post Book World
“A first-rate writer–a sensitive historian of the spirit.”
--Wall Street Journal
“A storyteller of achievement, for whom simple things gracefully become totems for deeper thought.”
“Writing such as this . . . is rare. It is to be cherished.”