This entertaining collection includes a romp of a novella called The Rattler, as well as short stories and micro fictions all set in and around contemporary Melbourne. Sometimes serious, sometimes seriously playful - always written in breathtakingly beautiful prose - these stories uncover the heartbreaking tragedies, slow-burning emotions and serendipity of ordinary lives.
* Cover endorsement from acclaimed Australian authors, Paddy O'Reilly and Ryan O'Neill and award-winning UK author, Vanessa Gebbie.
* The Rattler & other stories are written with the wonder and the wit of Peter Carey and Jonathan Franzen.
* A S Patric is an exciting new Australian talent.
* Cover and evocative sketches by talented artist, Miles Allinson.