Tim Richards
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Duckness continues Tim Richards' celebration of the quirky and bizarre as well as his exploration of the construction of identity.

'The worst thing about time is not having too little time, but too much. Time to swish around in, time to drown in. You are always remembering, or revising, or preparing, or rehearsing. Thinking, I ought to have told her then, right there in the cafe, that I loved her. What could have prevented me?'

Soaked in anxiety and regret, Duckness is a collection of bizarre stories which combine to form a complex meditation on time, memory and the construction of national and personal identity.

Duckness is the condition of the captive who can be trusted with the key, the hostage who has fallen in love with his kidnapper, the teenager who has become overly concerned with her superannuation.

Ducknes is a remarkably original take on life from the author of Letters to Francesca and The Prince.

Author bio:

Tim Richards' first collection of stories, Letters to Francesca, was published in February 1996 and was well received critically. The Prince, his first novel, was published in 1997.

Between 1989 and 1993 he was a staff writer on Fast Forward and Full Frontal. He has an MA from Melbourne University, took fiction under Gerald Murnane at Victoria College and studied at the Australian Film and Television School in Sydney.

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781864487619
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: July 1998
Page Extent: 180
Format: Paperback - B format
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Fiction & related items


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