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The promise

Author: Tony Birch
Publisher: St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this breathtaking new work, Tony Birch affirms his position as one of Australia's finest writers of short-form fiction. Using his unflinching creative gaze, he ponders love and loss and faith. A trio of amateur thieves are left in charge of a baby moments before a heist. A group of boys compete in the final of a marbles tournament, only to find their biggest challenge was the opponent they didn't see coming. Two  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Australian fiction
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Birch
ISBN: 9780702249990 0702249998
OCLC Number: 863337828
Description: 221 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: China --
The toecutters --
Refuge of sinners --
The ghost of Hank Williams --
After Rachel --
Sticky fingers --
The promise --
The lovers --
Distance --
The money shot --
Snare --
Keeping good company.
Responsibility: Tony Birch.
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In this breathtaking new work, Tony Birch affirms his position as one of Australia's finest writers of short-form fiction. Using his unflinching creative gaze, he ponders love and loss and faith. A trio of amateur thieves are left in charge of a baby moments before a heist. A group of boys compete in the final of a marbles tournament, only to find their biggest challenge was the opponent they didn't see coming. Two young friends find a submerged car in their local swimming hole and become obsessed by the mystery of the driver's identity.

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