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Like a house on fire / Cate Kennedy.

By: Kennedy, Cate.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Brunswick, Vic. : Scribe, 2012Description: 277 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781922070067 (pbk.).Subject(s): Short stories | School text | Interpersonal relations -- FictionDDC classification: A823.4 Summary: From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again examines ordinary lives and dissects their ironies and injustices with her humane eye and wry sense of humour. In 'Laminex and Mirrors', a cleaner at a nursing home helps a patient to escape, if only temporarily. In 'Cross Country', a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex's new life. And in 'Whirlpool', two sisters bond in the face of their mother's resentment at the life she's been given. ate Kennedy's poignant short stories reveal the beauty and tragedy of everyday life.
List(s) this item appears in: Brimbank Writers and Readers Festival Authors
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Fiction KENN Issued 20/12/2018 IA1599840
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Education KENN Issued 15/01/2019 IA2009337
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From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again examines ordinary lives and dissects their ironies and injustices with her humane eye and wry sense of humour. In 'Laminex and Mirrors', a cleaner at a nursing home helps a patient to escape, if only temporarily. In 'Cross Country', a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex's new life. And in 'Whirlpool', two sisters bond in the face of their mother's resentment at the life she's been given. ate Kennedy's poignant short stories reveal the beauty and tragedy of everyday life.

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