Alice Bishop reviews 'Fine' by Michelle Wright

Alice Bishop reviews 'Fine' by Michelle Wright

Fine

by Michelle Wright

Allen & Unwin $29.99 pb, 320 pp, 9781760292454

Alice Bishop

Alice Bishop

Alice Bishop has recently completed a Master of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing at Melbourne University. She is from Christmas...

All thirty-three short stories in Michelle Wright's Fine echo the powdery residue and hairline fractures printed on the cover. Silt and grit and cinders: Wright writes of people navigating worlds often on the brink of crumbling. From the blurry aftermath of the Sri Lankan tsunami to the static shock following a hurried phone call revealing betrayal, Wright's characters stay quietly strong as certainties dissolve around them.

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Published in October 2016, no. 385

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