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Peripheral Vision
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An outstanding new collection of stories from acclaimed author Paddy O'Reilly.

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Overview

A teenager on the tram meets an old man claiming to be Jesus Christ. Six young women band together on a night prowl. A Filipino immigrant clashes with his eldest sister, who has brought him to Australia fora better life. And in a future where dogs have risen up against their owners, a mother is alarmed by her adolescent daughter’s behaviour.

Through such diverse characters, Paddy O’Reilly takes us into the fringes of human nature – our hidden thoughts, our darker impulses and our unspoken tragedies. By turns elegiac and acerbic, but always acutely observed, Peripheral Vision confirms O’Reilly as one of our most inventive and insightful writers.

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Paddy O’Reilly
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Paddy O’Reilly

Paddy O’Reilly is the author of three novels (one as P.A. O’Reilly, The Fine Colour of Rust), a collection of award-winning short stories, The End of the World (UQP, 2007), and a novella. Her novels have been shortlisted for major awards and published in the US and UK, and her stories have been widely published, anthologised and broadcast in Australia and overseas.