A rich mosaic proves innovative
You Lose These + Other Stories
by Goldie Goldbloom
Fremantle Press, $27.95 pb, 240 pp, 9781921696879
A native of Western Australia, Goldie Goldbloom now resides in Chicago with her eight children, whom she gleefully admits, in her amusing introduction to this volume of short stories, to trouncing regularly at Scrabble, ‘with little or no compunction’. Her lyrical and inventive use of language in these eighteen stories comes as no surprise, then. More puzzling is that only four of these original, often charming tales have been published previously.