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Amy Witting

Introduction by Melanie Joosten

Amy Witting was a master of the short story, the genre in which she felt ‘most at home’. Her subjects—childhood and school, marriage and loneliness, the cruelty of men and women—are rendered in a crisp, understated style, at once compassionate and unsentimental. This new selection of twenty pieces from across five decades includes the acclaimed novella-length ‘The Survivors’ and the final appearance of Isobel Callaghan from I for Isobel.

Amy Witting
About the Author

Amy Witting was born in Annandale, an inner suburb of Sydney, in 1918. She attended Sydney University, then taught French and English in state schools. Beginning late in life she published six novels, includingThe Visit, I for Isobel, Isobel on the Way to the Corner ShopandMaria’s War;two collections of short stories; two books of verse,Travel...

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Extent:
336pp
Format:
Paperback
Text publication date:
1 May 2017
ISBN:
9781925498158
AU Price:
$12.95
NZ Price:
$15.99
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‘Brilliant distillations…tinged with latent tenderness.’

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