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The author of the book: Angela Meyer
Edition: Inkerman & Blunt
Date of issue: May 19th 2014
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Captives opens with a husband pointing his gun at his wife. There’s a woman who hears ‘the hiss of Beelzebub behind people’s voices’, a photographer who captures the desire to suicide, a man locked in a toilet who may never get out, a couple who grow young, and a prisoner who learns to swallow like a python.
There’s a touch of Annie Proulx in these stories, the way a lonely death can creep up on you and the way our sexuality will not be denied, though we may try to cover it up. Some stories feature flights into the magical, reminiscent of Roald Dahl, with the space and perception of Raymond Carver. Every story inspires us to re-think the extraordinary possibilities of life in an ordinary world.
'Angela Meyer's Captives is a collection of shimmering story-wafers, each of which hovers at exactly the sweet spot of just enough. Individually piercing, Meyer's fiction-slices fit together like the best poetry does, amplifying what came before and chiming with what comes after' - Tania Hershman, author of My Mother Was An Upright Piano: Fictions, and The White Road And Other Stories.
'Angela Meyer's microfictions introduce a new and welcome voice. At her best she is very good. Everything is alive, nothing is explained' - Rodney Hall.
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Read information about the authorAngela Meyer is a writer & professional reader (publisher, interviewer, festival chair, former reviewer), based in Melbourne.
Her debut novel, A Superior Spectre, is published by Peter Bishop Books (Ventura). Previously, she authored a book of flash fiction, Captives (Inkerman & Blunt).
Her work has been published widely, including in Best Australian Stories, the Australian, Island, The Big Issue, Books+Publishing, The Lifted Brow, Wet Ink, Seizure, The Geek Mook, AntiTHESIS, The Queen's Head (UK), and Bookslut (US).
As a publisher for Echo (an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre) she is behind such books as the multi-award-winning Resurrection Bay by Emma Viskic, Skin Deep and Bad Blood by Gary Kemble, L.J.M. Owen's Dr Pimms series, Ida by Alison Evans, The Hot Guy by Mel Campbell and Anthony Morris, and The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris (an international number one bestseller), among many others.
Angela has also chaired panels at writers' festivals in Australia and around the world, and has a Doctor of Creative Arts from the Writing and Society Research Group at Western Sydney University.
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