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The Bay Of Contented Men
by Robert Drewe
Witty and seductive, inventive and disturbing, The Bay of Contented Men ranges in location from east to west coast Australia, to the United States, Japan, and Hong Kong. This is the neighbourhood of edgy suburbanite Australians whose desires and misadventures are conjured here into intriguing fictions. Robert Drewe's characters face the confrontation of gender, race and ge ...more
(first published September 3rd 1991)
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I think if I hadn't just read another book of short stories I would probably have enjoyed it more as I enjoyed The Drowner. I just find it irritating that you just get what's going on and then the story ends and I didn't understand the last story at all. Drewe makes some astute observations of people and situations but I guess I just wasn't in the mood!
Robert Drewe is among Australia’s most loved writers – of novels, memoir and short stories. His iconic Australian books include The Shark Net, The Bodysurfers and Our Sunshine. He is also editor of Black Inc.’s Best Australian Stories annual series. Recently, he has revisited the short story himself, with a masterful new collection, The Rip. Jo Case spoke to him for Readings about storytelling.More about Robert Drewe...