Skyglow Leslie Thiele

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Skyglow

Leslie Thiele

A collection of short stories that ventures across distinct terrains—inviting and inhospitable, familiar and unknowable—into worlds of past, future and present, illuminating our continuous search for truth and what it means to find our way back home.

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Category

Fiction

Publication Year

2020

Publisher

Margaret River Press

Edition

First

Format

Paperback

ISBN13

9780648652168

'Surely, that which makes a story collection meaningful has to be more than "craft". Skyglow could be distilled to its elements: stories eclectic in nature, each finely rendered; an evocation of place that makes me long for the Western Australian landscape and a Kimberely night sky. Yet at the core lies something pervasive: an uncomfortable truth, a tenderness that comes from knocking a deep bruise. Leslie Thiele's Skyglow grazes thwarted hopes, silent losses, the visceral skin of ordinary lives.'—Robyn Mundy, author of Wildlight and The Nature of Ice

A woman adjusts to her new urban landscape. A slaughterman comes to terms with the death of his wife. A rodeo ringer blows into town, wreaking havoc.

In this collection, we venture across distinct terrains—inviting and inhospitable, familiar and unknowable—into worlds of past, future and present. In settings that shift between the mundane and extraordinary, these short stories illuminate our continuous search for truth and what it means to find our way back home.

Leslie Thiele is a writer based in the south west of Western Australia. Her short fiction centres around her characters reactions to the world they live in and social change. A keen student of human nature in all its manifestations, Leslie drops people into imagined situations and environments and waits to see what they will do. Recently completing her Bachelor of Arts in creative writing and literature at Edith Cowan University’s regional campus in Bunbury has further refined her writing and led to her gaining recognition for pieces of her work in various competitions, events and spoken performances.

 

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