The Near and the Far: The New Stories from the Asia-Pacific Region

  • David Carlin, Francesca Rendle-Short
  • Scribe Publications
  • 29/8/2016
  • ISBN: 9781925321562

RRP: $27.99 (Inc. GST)


It’s a sweltering night in Kuala Lumpur, and a journalist is protesting in a city on the edge of meltdown. It’s post-9/11 San Francisco, and a woman meets her foster child, who provokes painful reminders of her past. It’s contemporary Bangkok, and a writer’s encounter with ladyboy culture prompts him to explore gender boundaries. And high in Queensland’s Border Ranges, a boy prone to getting lost is having six tiny silver bells pinned to his chest . . .

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