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Something Special, Something Rare: Outstanding short stories by Australian women

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Black Inc.

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Black Inc.

Black Inc. publishes some of Australia’s finest writers, including Les Murray, Alice Pung, David Marr, Jess Hill and Don Watson. Black Inc.’s international authors include Raj Patel and Bill McKibben.

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Praise for Something Special, Something Rare

‘This collection is a fantastic line-up of some of Australia’s best writers who simply happen to be women … the themes explored are as wide-ranging and eclectic as the writers.’ —Sunday Age


‘All the stories here justify that use of “out-standing” in the collection’s subtitle. If pushed to choose one standout, for me it is Favel Parrett’s ‘Lebanon’, which in its three pages manages to convey more emotion than some stories do in 300 … This beautiful meditation on loss and belonging evokes the Australian tyranny of distance and is a fine example what the short-story form can achieve.’ —Australian


‘Perfect fodder for a Sunday arvo on the couch, these charming, funny, touching short stories from well-known Australian female writers are what winter was made for.’ —Cosmopolitan


‘A wonderful selection … the strength of the collection is that it doesn’t define the Australian woman writer as a particular situation and includes writers from various social and cultural backgrounds.’ —Artshub