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Ben Sharafski



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Lewis & Greene
17 May 2021
In his dazzling new collection, Israeli-Australian writer Ben Sharafski explores in six interconnected stories the underlying dramas of everyday life - from love to loss to betrayal - with insight, poignancy, and lyricism.

Excellent! Desperately sad - Les Murray (on Two Lives, Intersected)

Filled with an almost tactile sense of place - Natasha Watson

A remarkable achievement - Fergus McDermott

A cryptic look at relationships and the struggle between compromise and temptation - Sujoya Mukherjee

I could not put this final story down and read until 3am - Mark Porton

Absolutely mesmerising - John Gilbert

Don't you just love it when you take a chance on a new writer, and the reward is way beyond your expectations? - Andrea Johnson

Inventive but still grounded in the real and burdensome. Sharafski masterly constructs moments and movements of self-awareness that grapple with the human condition within us and throughout history - Mary Goldman

These interlocking bittersweet stories are beautifully written, and I was surprised at how instantly I became immersed in the world of each story - Marnie Fleming Ross

What a beautiful collection of stories taking you through all the stages of life. I liked each one more than the last. What a lovely and emotional journey - Dana De Silva

The writing is simply terrific. I was hooked on his style - Nilton Teixeira

A beautiful tapestry of love, loss, guilt and the whole spectrum of human emotions. Bravo! - Karine Van der Elst

Sharafski's writing really pulls you in - Emma Ricci

This story elicited from me the very rare misty-eyed reading - Wes Allen

Sharafski's narrator moves back and forth between the past and the present and between history and current life, tying together all the threads that bind us with each other and with our pasts - Jenny Lewis

Such an engaging cycle of short stories... an almost cinematic quality - Terry Wheeler

A revelation not easily rendered. You simply must experience it for yourself - Kirsten Harris

Imprint:   Lewis & Greene
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   186g
ISBN:   9780645097702
ISBN 10:   0645097705
Pages:   156
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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