White Turtle by Merlinda Bobis

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Alternately mythic, wistful, and quirky, this short story anthology resonates with an original and confident storytelling voice. An anomalous kiss, a white turtle ferrying the dreams of the dead, a working siesta in a five-star hotel, a woman’s 12-meter hair trawling corpses from a river, and a queue of longings in Sydney: these are some of the subjects of the 23 enigmatic tales brimming with chance and hope.


About Merlinda Bobis

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Merlinda Bobis is a Filipino-Australian writer and performer. She has received various awards for her prose fiction, poetry, and plays, among them the Prix Italia, the Australian Writers' Guild Award, and the Philippine National Book Award. Her books include Fish-Hair Woman, The Solemn Lantern Maker, and Summer Was a Fast Train Without Terminals. She is also a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Wollongong in Australia.
Published January 1, 1999 by Spinifex Press. 190 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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