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Author: Angela Meyer

ISBN: 9780987540126
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 1 May 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 10.4 x 10.8
Short, intense and mesmerizing. Read these very short stories on a train, a tram, a bus, or waiting in the check out line. Captives by Angela Meyer will fit into your pocket, your handbag or tucked into the cover of your ipad.

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. Movie stars appear throughout reminding us that people live on through images: Paul Newman, Anthony Perkins, Divine, and a girl who died in a car crash are all caught eternally on film.

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. There are many glimpses of ordinary people struggling with everyday madness in extraordinary ways.

About the Author

Angela Meyer is a Melbourne-based writer and reviewer. Her short stories, articles and rev...

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