All Because of You

Eleven tales of refuge and hope.

Infused with gentle optimism, eleven uncompromising stories explore, each in its own way, the nature of sacrifice.

Mum and Nan struggle to contrive a sense of normal family life in the emotionally charged environment of a women’s shelter. A visual artist faces the return of her wayward daughter, who brings home her new boyfriend, the lumbering behemoth, Zol. A bereaved woman lies restless and alone in bed, her thoughts troubled by the plaintive cries of the dog locked in next-door’s laundry.

At once dark, poignant and witty, Isobel Blackthorn’s first collection of short stories depicts intimately and honestly the travails and heroic responses of women and men confronting the pith of their lives.

Isobel Blackthorn was born in 1962 and has lived in England, Australia, Spain and the Canary Islands. Isobel has worked as a teacher, market trader and PA to a literary agent. She received her doctorate in Social Ecology from the University of Western Sydney in 2006. Her stories and non-fiction pieces have appeared in e-journals in Australia and the United States, including Mused Literary Review and On Line Opinion.

Book Details

ISBN: 978-1-922200-51-8 (pbk) | 978-1-922200-54-9 (ebook)

Category: Short stories / Literary Fiction

Trade paperback: 124 pages

Publication Date: 30 May 2016

RRP: AU $14.95 (pbk) | $4.99 (ebook)


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