The Last Wilkie’s and other stories

Jon Steiner

The Last Wilkie's and other stories
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The Last Wilkie’s and other stories

Jon Steiner

This is, at first glance, a quite disparate collection of stories. Some are very, very short; others are longer. Some are humorous and conceptual; others are more conventional narratives. 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. ‘…fluent and funny, as always.’ TEGAN BENNETT ‘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 JON STEINER is a writer and screenwriter who lives in Sydney. An American by birth, he migrated to Australia in 2000. His work has appeared in the UTS Writers’ Anthology and two Spineless Wonders productions, Escape and Little Fictions.

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