Kate Liston-Mills' The Waterfowl Are Drunk! is a series of short stories set in the author’s hometown, Pambula, on New South Wales far south coast. This collection reflects a passion for community and place with writing that is familiar and genuinely heart-warming, but not without surprises or deftness of language.
‘The Waterfowl Are Drunk! is a poetic treasure. Kate Liston-Mills has captured the intimacy and isolation of rural Australian life. Unlike anything I’ve read before, heartbreakingly funny, vivid and moving.’ MEGHAN BREWSTER, writer, blogger
‘Disarmingly Aussie, pairing difficult issues with humour, laconicism and domesticity.’ BRIDGET LUTHERBORROW, Slinkies curator
KATE LISTON-MILLS lives in Pambula and works as a senior journalist and editor for the local newspaper. She is a graduate of the Australian Catholic University and a writing graduate of the University of Wollongong. Her writing has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald, the Daily Telegraph, Kindling Anthology, Prowlings, TIDE and the South Coast Writers Centre. The Waterfowl Are Drunk! is her first major work.
Slinkies Collections showcase new writing, edited by Bridget Lutherborrow and published by Spineless Wonders.
short_Australian_stories humour nature_writing short stories Australian literature Down_Syndrome Pambula Language: English / Published: 15 May 2015
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