Chris Somerville: We Are Not the Same Anymore

Chris Somerville: We Are Not the Same Anymore

We Are Not The Same Anymore: Stories

by Chris Somerville

University of Queensland Press, $19.95 pb, 185 pp, 9780702249655

Angela E. Andrewes

Angela E. Andrewes

Angela E. Andrewes is a Brisbane-based writer and reviewer who has been published in the Courier-Mail and the Daily

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Finishing Chris Somerville’s début story collection, We Are Not the Same Anymore, I felt a sense of alienation and ennui. Somerville writes with a stylistic sparseness that is deceptively simple but that repays rereading. Passages of awkwardness and deep introspection are punctuated by moments of humour, warmth, and vulnerability. Embedded within this stark territory, these moments make the journey more enjoyable.

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Published in May 2013 no. 351
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