Short Stories: “Dark Roots” by Cate Kennedy

Very intense little stories. Succinct but centered around the moment of conflict. Very in medias res. People caught by surprise, sometimes by their own actions. Questioning themselves, questioning you, what would you do. People in unconventional situations. All different points of view: men, women, old, young.
Really good. (And very fast read. BIG print, less than 200 pgs.)
I must not have read the blurb beforehand though because I was somewhere in the mdidle when I thought “This girl MUST be Australian.” Yeah, dork, says so right on the back cover. Doh.