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Camouflage And Other Stories By Murray Bail

Camouflage And Other Stories by Murray Bail

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Summary

Superb and surprising new fiction is found in this major new collection from the Australian master. 'The Seduction of My Sister' tells of the increasingly bizarre events involving a boy and his sister when a new family moves in across the street. Each of his stories creates a strange and fascinating new world, and none of them is easily forgotten.

Camouflage And Other Stories Summary

Camouflage And Other Stories by Murray Bail

Superb and surprising new fiction is found in this major new collection from the Australian master. A man named Huebler decides to photograph everyone alive. A suburban father perches in his son's tree house to spy on his friends. A dentist recognises his estranged wife in a famous painting. 'The Seduction of My Sister' tells of the increasingly bizarre events involving a boy and his sister when a new family moves in across the street. And in 'Camouflage', Eric Banerjee, an unassuming Adelaide piano tuner, is sent north to the centre of Australia in 1943 to make his contribution to the war effort. It is clear in all these remarkable stories that Murray Bail - already celebrated for his novels - has also extended the manifold possibilities of short fiction. Each of his stories creates a strange and fascinating new world, and none of them is easily forgotten. Bail's work in this collection is deft, angular, and very entertaining; the mastery of his art is fully revealed with wry humour and haunting power.

Camouflage And Other Stories Reviews

"Bail shows a lively inventiveness in finding new forms" * Times Literary Supplement *
"Storytelling that is detached, precise and brilliant... strange, beautifully wrought stories" * Sydney Morning Herald *
"Remarkable, in utterly different ways: they exhibit the restraint and licence of a true literary master - these stories are beauties" -- Peter Craven * Australian Book Review *
"Bail is one of the very few highly accomplished stylists among contemporary writers" * Sydney Morning Herald *

About Murray Bail

Murray Bail was born in Adelaide in 1941. He is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. Harvill Secker published his Notebooks in 2005. His novel Eucalyptus was awarded the 1999 Commonwealth Writers' Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award.

Additional information

GOR004627991
Camouflage And Other Stories by Murray Bail
Used - Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
2003-01-02
208
0099447037
9780099447030
N/A
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