An Unknown Sky and Other Stories by Susan Midalia

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December 2012–January 2013, no. 347
Robert Horne reviews 'An Unknown Sky and Other Stories' by Susan Midalia

An Unknown Sky and Other Stories

by Susan Midalia

UWA Publishing, $24.95 pb, 184 pp, 9781742584270

An Unknown Sky and Other Stories by Susan Midalia

Reviewed by
December 2012–January 2013, no. 347

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.’

Robert Horne reviews 'An Unknown Sky and Other Stories' by Susan Midalia

An Unknown Sky and Other Stories

by Susan Midalia

UWA Publishing, $24.95 pb, 184 pp, 9781742584270

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