Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark by Catherine Cole

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January–February 2018, no. 398
Rachael Mead reviews 'Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark' by Catherine Cole

Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark

by Catherine Cole

UWA Publishing, $24.99 pb, 246 pp, 9781742859503

Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark by Catherine Cole

Reviewed by
January–February 2018, no. 398

It is a pleasure to read a collection of short fiction in which every story is a work of elegant and meticulous craft. Catherine Cole has brought her significant observational and lyrical skills as a poet, novelist, and memoirist to bear on these stories, and the narratives unfold with cool, restrained style. However, this collection has more to offer readers than a selection of stylistically beautiful pieces. With ingenious use of theme and artful arrangement of individual stories, Cole delivers a cohesive collection that is far greater than the sum of its discrete parts.

Rachael Mead reviews 'Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark' by Catherine Cole

Seabirds Crying in the Harbour Dark

by Catherine Cole

UWA Publishing, $24.99 pb, 246 pp, 9781742859503

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