Goldie Goldbloom: You Lose These + Other Stories

A rich mosaic proves innovative

Chris Flynn

 

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.

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Published in June 2011 no. 332
Chris Flynn

Chris Flynn

Chris Flynn is the author of two novels, A Tiger in Eden (2012) and The Glass Kingdom (2014).

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