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

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Set in southern Tasmania, the linked stories in Smokehouse bring into focus a small community and capture those moments when life turns and one person becomes another. As we get to know these characters - a mother whose fresh start leads to a fractured future, a stonemason seeking connection, a woman grieving her adopted mother, a couple torn apart by their daughter's drug addiction - we learn how their lives intersect, in various ways, across time and place.

With insight and empathy, Melissa Manning interrogates how the people we meet and the places we live shape who we become.

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Melissa Manning

Melissa Manning

Melissa Manning is a Melbourne-based writer and 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 The Best Small Fictions (US), To Carry Her Home (UK), Award Winning Australian Writing and Overland. Smokehouse is Melissa’s debut collection, and was shortlisted for the 2021 USQ Steele Rudd Award for a Short Story Collection.