From the opening page of this her second collection of stories, Susan Midalia propels her uncertain and wavering female character into an alien environment. Enter the concrete world of Moscow airport, its people who think you are simple if you smile at them, its ‘prowling men straight out of gangster movies’, tension as the blank, unblinking woman at immigration ‘held up a rubber stamp for ten, fifteen seconds, and then thumped it down on the passport. Petra felt her legs untighten.’
Susan Midalia: An Unknown Sky and Other Stories
An Unknown Sky and Other Stories
by Susan Midalia
UWA Publishing, $24.95 pb, 184 pp, 9781742584270
Robert Horne teaches Classical Studies to senior secondary students at University Senior College in Adelaide. He...
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