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Smokehouse
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An accomplished story collection that is deeply rooted in the Tasmanian landscape and those moments of fracture in people’s lives when everything shift.

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Overview

A man watches a boy in a playground and pictures him in the grey wooden shed he’s turned into a home. A woman’s adopted mother dies, reawakening childhood memories and grief. A couple’s decision to move to an isolated location may just be their undoing. A young woman forms an unexpected connection at a summer school in Hungary.

Set in southern Tasmania, these interlinked stories bring into focus the inhabitants of small communities, and capture the moments when life turns and one person becomes another. With insight and empathy, Melissa Manning interrogates how the people we meet and the places we live shape the person we become.

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Melissa Manning

Melissa Manning

Melissa Manning is a Melbourne-based writer and part-time lawyer. She grew up in southern Tasmania and has lived and worked in London and Hungary. Her writing has been recognised in awards and published widely, including in Best Small Fictions (US), To Carry Her Home (UK), Award Winning Australian Writing and Overland. Smokehouse is Manning’s debut collection.