The Last Wilkie's and Other Stories

Jon Steiner

The Last Wilkie's and Other Stories
Spineless Wonders
1 November 2015

The Last Wilkie’s and Other Stories

Jon Steiner

This is, at first glance, a quite disparate collection of stories. The settings range from New York to Texas to San Francisco to Sydney, even Malaysia and Lismore. The characters vary in age from three years old in ‘Rights of Man’ to nonagenarians in ‘Shady Oaks.’ And yet this varied assemblage of work is unified by a few core themes: the search for one’s place in the world, failed attempts to connect with other people, and lofty aspirations not acted upon.

‘The Last Wilkie’s and Other Stories is a quirky collection of short stories that are by turns funny, dark and troubling. All are effortless to read and laced with a quick, sardonic wit that pokes fun at the life narratives we so earnestly attempt to create.’ - BOOKS + PUBLISHING

‘I had to stop reading 'Robber’ at work for fear that someone would ask me to explain my uncontrollable laughter. You can’t explain why Jon’s writing is so brilliant; you have to read it to understand his mastery of dialogue and pace.‘ - Zoe Sadokierski

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