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A Couple of Things Before the End

A Couple of Things Before the End: Stories

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About the author

Sean O'Beirne

Sean O’Beirne is a Melbourne bookseller and critic. He grew up in Melbourne’s outer suburbs, and studied arts, law and acting. This is his first book.

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Praise for A Couple of Things Before the End

‘These voices, so superbly heard and rendered, threw me into fits of laughter and slyly broke my heart.’ —Helen Garner

‘Astonishing … an inventive collection of missives from the end of history. Complicated and savage and difficult and funny and melancholy, it’s both harsh and a caress. How do we speak and write into a future? I think Sean O’Beirne is showing us one way of doing it.’ —Christos Tsiolkas

‘O’Beirne inflects his identifiably Australian characters with a darkly comic and empathetic voice … altogether, this collection invokes [our] questionable past, ironic present and disturbing future.’ —Books+Publishing