‘Moments of realisation’
The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Other Stories
edited by Georgia Richter
Fremantle Press, $27.95 pb, 272 pp, 9781921696831
While the stories in The Kid on the Karaoke Stage vary thematically, they are predominantly realist in style, with plenty of seemingly serendipitous through-lines. Georgia Richter, who has edited the collection superbly, says that she was interested in ‘the way we turn to writing to crystallise moments of realisation’. The authors all have links to Western Australia, but their ‘moments of realisation’ are refreshingly global, particularly in the later stories.