Fabulous Lives Bindy Pritchard

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Fabulous Lives

Bindy Pritchard

This is a collection of short stories that embraces people with all their frailties and strengths, failures and hopes, as they reach critical junctures in their lives.

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Category

Fiction

Publication Year

2019

Publisher

Margaret River Press

Edition

1st Edition

Format

Paperback

ISBN13

9780648485049

'The stories in Fabulous Lives are generous and off-beat, illuminating characters whose lives are stuck in a loop but who might be about to be surprised. Pritchard's writing is precise, often funny, and the voices she creates are extremely engaging. I was delighted with her short story conceits, which are original and sympathetic, and told beautifully. This is a terrific collection.'—Laura Elvery, award-winning Australian author.

A lonely woman helps a beautiful man in the midst of Mardi Gras; a suburban father imagines a prehistoric egg to be his ticket out of a loser’s life; a monkey puppet returns an elderly woman to a childhood secret…

Fabulous Lives is a collection of short stories that embraces people with all their frailties and strengths, failures and hopes, as they reach critical junctures in their lives.

In a wry, wise voice, Bindy Pritchard juxtaposes the marvellous and mythical with the quotidian, the whimsical and surreal with the everyday, bringing her motley cast of characters to moments of revelation and, perhaps, re-evaluation.

Bindy Pritchard 

Bindy Pritchard is a Perth-based writer, whose short fiction appears in various anthologies and literary journals such as Westerly, Kill Your Darlings and Review of Australian Fiction. Bindy has a Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing from Curtin University. Fabulous Lives is her debut short story collection.

‘The stories are both generous and devastating. Somehow I feel both emptied and sated by them at the same time, like a fish that’s been gutted then stuffed.’ —Evan Fallenberg, award-winning Israeli author.

More than anything, Margaret River Press offers an engaging, approachable alternative to mass publication, selecting those titles that speak to us, and bringing them to you, the reader.

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