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.
Angela Meyer reviews 'The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Other Stories' edited by Georgia Richter
The Kid on the Karaoke Stage and Other Stories
edited by Georgia Richter
Fremantle Press, $27.95 pb, 272 pp, 9781921696831
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Angela Meyer is a Melbourne-based writer and reviewer, and the literary blogger for Crikey. She is a doctoral candidate in the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney, and a former acting editor of Bookseller+Publisher magazine. Her reviews, stories, and articles have appeared in many publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald, Bookslut, AntiTHESIS, Mascara Literary Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Wet Ink, Southerly, Hecate, The Lifted Brow, and Torpedo Greatest Hits.
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