Fineflour by Gillian Mears

Reviewed by
December 1990–January 1991, no. 127
Kate Veitch reviews 'Fineflour' by Gillian Mears

Fineflour

by Gillian Mears

University of Queensland Press, $12.95 pb, 190 pp

Fineflour by Gillian Mears

Reviewed by
December 1990–January 1991, no. 127

There’s something about country towns that makes them peculiarly well suited to being described in short stories. Or is it that short stories are particularly suited to describe life in country towns? Eudora Welty and Flannery O’Connor wrote about little else, and several Australian writers’ best books have been collections of stories set in country towns: Olga Masters’ A Long Time Dying, for example, and Frank Moorhouse’s The Electrical Experience. Gillian Mears’s Fineflour is a work which may be placed with absolute confidence beside any of those mentioned above.

Kate Veitch reviews 'Fineflour' by Gillian Mears

Fineflour

by Gillian Mears

University of Queensland Press, $12.95 pb, 190 pp

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