×

Warning

JUser: :_load: Unable to load user with ID: 11624

Jolley Prize 2012 (Winner): 'Patterns in Nature' by Sue Hurley

Reviewed by
September 2012, no. 344

Jolley Prize 2012 (Winner): 'Patterns in Nature' by Sue Hurley

Reviewed by
September 2012, no. 344

In 1979 in the town of Paradise Lake, women of fifty favour blue knitwear and Peter Jackson cigarettes. They cook sponges without a recipe, don’t mind a brandy and dry, and love their grandchildren with an intensity that takes some of them by surprise. They’re most readily distinguished, one from another, according to their golf handicaps and the generosity of their judgements.

Comments (2)

  • This story moved me. I read it over, and over again.
    Posted by Su
    Monday, 15 February 2016 22:18
  • One gorgeous story... Congratulations!
    Posted by George
    Friday, 01 August 2014 16:27

Leave a comment

If you are an ABR subscriber, you will need to sign in to post a comment.

If you have forgotten your sign in details, or if you receive an error message when trying to submit your comment, please email your comment (and the name of the article to which it relates) to ABR Comments. We will review your comment and, subject to approval, we will post it under your name.

Please note that all comments must be approved by ABR and comply with our Terms & Conditions.