Small Holes in the Silence: Short Stories

Small Holes in the Silence: Short Stories This Is A Fine Collection Of Short Stories By The Much Loved Patricia Grace, Probably Never Popular Since The Great Commercial Success Of The Novel TuThe Feast Of Stories Is Varied Urban, Rural, New Zealand, Overseas, Tribal, ContemporaryAn Elderly Woman, Whose Husband Has Died, Gathers Firewood On The Beach While The Appliances In Her House Fall To Bits One By One Willie Falls In Love With A StatueGreat Grandmother Reveals How She Chose Her Husband To Be Both Of ThemRona Curses The MoonPetina Tells Raycharles She S Looking For A Father For Her BabyThe Thread That Runs Through All The Stories, Though, Is Grace S Huge Sympathy For The Underdog And The Perspective Of The Outsider The World She Depicts Is Often A Stark And Unsentimental Place, In Which People Struggle Against Ageing, Rejection, Violence And Betrayal

Patricia Grace is a major New Zealand novelist, short story writer and children s writer, of Ngati Toa, Ngati Raukawa and Te Ati Awa descent, and is affiliated to Ngati Porou by marriage Grace began writing early, while teaching and raising her family of seven children, and has since won many national and international awards, including the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize for fiction, the Deutz M

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  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Small Holes in the Silence: Short Stories
  • Patricia Grace
  • English
  • 14 July 2017
  • 9780143020998

10 thoughts on “Small Holes in the Silence: Short Stories

  1. says:

    In this book, Patricia Grace wrote a short story called Eben about a developmentally disabled man growing up in an orphanage and this woman comes to visit him but they won t let her adopt him because she s not married But she can take him out for the weekend So one weekend, after she gave notice at her job and her house, she picks him up and they move to a new city They live together many years until she dies For a while, he lives in an institution, and then is moved into a group The whole story is a tribute to those 2 people.

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