- THE DOROTHY HEWETT AWARD
Arrhythmia: Stories of Desire
Arrhythmia: Stories of Desire is a collection of short stories whose unifying theme is the manifestation of longing beneath the mundane surface of people’s everyday lives.
A young woman secretly gathers mementoes from former lovers, including one ‘trophy’ that alarms her friends... An old woman lies in bed, hearing a voice from long ago of the man she danced with... A hospital patient explores how his body knows not only pain, but ecstasy... And a woman finds the perfect sperm on the internet.
Men and women, young and old, urban and rural, contemporary and historical; all are interlinked through a profound familiarity that urges the reader to explore the interior lives of the protagonists - culminating in some surprising revelations that will leave you pondering the continuous influence the past exerts upon the present.
Praise for Arrhythmia:
Compelling, empathic stories about individuals facing the unpredictability of desire, death, hope and its retreat.SIMONE LAZAROO