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The Kiss

3.29  ·  Rating Details ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A short shot of brilliant storytelling - one of the most celebrated modern Australian short stories is now available to read by itself, wherever you are.

Drunk, restless and excited, Kenny and Tom decide to continue their night with a swim in the local water tank. At first exuberant and elated, the teenagers' adventure takes a terrifying turn when they realise they are trap
ebook, 22 pages
Published May 16th 2012 by E-Penguin (Penguin Books Australia)
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Well, this was totally different to what I thought it would be!

A short story, free from NetGalley for Penguin Books...

Two teenage boys, up to a great deal of mischief. Mum and Dad of one of the boys is away, so they borrowed the Mercedes in the middle of a hot summers night.....combine that with the flagon of sherry that they also 'borrowed' then the twist at the end....a shocking, but enjoyable little tale!
Nicki Markus
Mar 12, 2015 Nicki Markus rated it really liked it
This is a very interesting short story in that it makes this sudden twist which is unexpected and shocking.
Starting as an average conversation between two teen boys, the story goes on to pose the question: what lengths would you go to in order to survive?

Though only a few pages long, this is a gripping tale and one that will definitely stay with you.

I received this book as a free e-book ARC via NetGalley.
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Peter Goldsworthy grew up in various Australian country towns, finishing his schooling in Darwin. After graduating in medicine from the University of Adelaide in 1974, he worked for many years in alcohol and drug rehabiiltation. Since then, he has divided his time equally between writing and general practice. He has won major literary awards across a range of genres: poetry, short story, the novel ...more
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