The Worry Front H.C. Gildfind

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The Worry Front

H.C. Gildfind

These unsettling short stories, which include the prize-winning novella ‘Quarry’, expose an anatomy of worry in its many guises — unease, fear, dread, and terror. Through a multitude of distinct voices, H.C. Gildfind’s startling tales explore the absurd, macabre, surreal — and too-real — whilst wrestling with the irrevocable acts, immutable facts, and relentless uncertainties that lie at the dark heart of every life.

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Category

Fiction

Publication Year

2018

Publisher

Margaret River Press

Edition

1st Edition

Format

Paperback (B Format)

ISBN13

9780648027577

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If she screamed, he wonders, would they hear her up there, up there in the houses? If she ran, he wonders, could I catch her? And if I caught her, could I …? He coughs again, furious. Would I?

These unsettling short stories, which include the prize-winning novella ‘Quarry’, expose an anatomy of worry in its many guises — unease, fear, dread, and terror. Through a multitude of distinct voices, H.C. Gildfind’s startling tales explore the absurd, macabre, surreal — and too-real — whilst wrestling with the irrevocable acts, immutable facts, and relentless uncertainties that lie at the dark heart of every life.

“Gildfind’s intense, visceral, surprising stories of desire and hesitation make this a brilliant and earthy debut.”
– PHILIP SALOM, award-winning poet and novelist, whose novel Waiting was shortlisted for the 2017 Miles Franklin Award

“With a suggestiveness reminiscent of Woolf or Mansfield laced with the wariness of a faster, more interdependent, and less gender-scripted world, Gildfind brings a new generation's voice into Australian literature.”
– NICHOLAS BIRNS, editor, Antipodes, New York

“Gildfind is a writer whose work pulses with life and visceral power. Rarely has the experience of the lived physical body been so eloquently pinned to the page.”
– ZORA SANDERS, previous editor, Meanjin

H.C. Gildfind 

H.C. Gildfind lives in Melbourne and has published short stories, poetry, essays and book reviews in Australia and overseas. Gildfind has also researched interwar Australian literature and history, has been mentored by novelist Andrea Goldsmith, and is currently working on a novel. 

‘H.C. Gildfind’s impressive collection of short stories.’ The Age Review

The Worry Front is a remarkably assured debut.’ The Australian

‘The Worry Front is an intelligent and jarring work of fiction that at its best is both psychologically unnerving and aesthetically mesmerising. It should be read. And then read again.’ TEXT review

The Worry Front is a journey of beauty and ruin through broken lives, hearts and bodies.’ Westerly

A feature by Star Weekly speaks about Gildfind’s local connections. Read it here.

ANZ LitLovers LitBlog interviews H.C. Gildfind for the series ‘Debut Mondays’.

‘The First Book: Six Lessons from a Debut Author’ on Aerogramme Writers’ Studio.

Brunswick Bound interviews H.C. Gildfind for the series ‘First Chapters Q&A‘.

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