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Queensland Univ. Press
30 March 2021
An accomplished story collection that is deeply rooted in the Tasmanian landscape and those moments in people's lives when everything changes.

Set in southern Tasmania, the linked stories in Smokehouse bring into focus a small community and capture those moments when life turns and one person becomes another. As we get to know these characters - a mother whose fresh start leads to a fractured future, a stonemason seeking connection, a woman grieving her adopted mother, a couple torn apart by their daughter's drug addiction - we learn how their lives intersect, in various ways, across time and place.

With insight and empathy, Melissa Manning interrogates how the people we meet and the places we live shape who we become.
By:   Melissa Manning
Imprint:   Queensland Univ. Press
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   330g
ISBN:   9780702263026
ISBN 10:   0702263028
Pages:   264
Publication Date:   30 March 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Melissa Manning is a Melbourne-based writer and part-time lawyer. She grew up in southern Tasmania and has lived and worked in London and Hungary. Her writing has been recognised in awards and published widely, including in Best Small Fictions (US), To Carry Her Home (UK), Award Winning Australian Writing and Overland. Smokehouse is Manning's debut collection. @lissymanning

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