An eleven-year-old boy sees his father in his own elongated shadow only to realize that he will not return from the war. In a parting moment, a young woman hired to “marry” vacationing soldiers, grasps the weight of the word “woe.” When a failing farmer senselessly murders a wandering aborigine, he imperils his son but discovers in the spring of sympathy that follows the power to influence others. Wise and moving, startling and lyrical, Dream Stuff reverberates with the unpredictability of human experience, revealing people who are shaped by the mysterious rhythms of nature as well as the ghosts of their own pasts.
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Of the nine stories gathered in Malouf's latest collection, most are excellent, and one--Great Day, the final entry--is outstanding. Elegantly structured and perfectly pitched, this is a long accoMay 29 2000 | Read Full Review of Dream Stuff: Stories
... When I first picked up David Malouf's latest collection of stories, I thought they
concerned the Australia's indigenous people. The title, Dream ...