Author(s): Nick Earls
This collection of stories showcase the calibre and versatility of Nick Earls at his perceptive best. An Australian wine-maker tries to crack the Taiwanese market. Two holiday-makers in Spain decide to tell a lie about each other every meal. A man drives home from work trying not to dwell on what he has just done. From Arizona to Taipei to suburban Brisbane, Nick Earls's characters lead ordinary lives that, in these stories, become far from ordinary. Ranging widely in style, setting and narrator, Welcome to Normal vividly captures the uniqueness of the everyday through its author's eye for detail and his unfailing aim at the human heart. By turns playful and thought-provoking, these stories showcase the calibre and versatility of Nick Earls at his perceptive best. 'A writer hitting his straps with gusto.' - The Australian
Nick Earls is the author of fourteen books, including bestselling novels Zigzag Street, Bachelor Kisses and Perfect Skin. 48 Shades of Brown was awarded Book of the Year (older readers) by the Children's Book Council of Australia in 2000. The True Story of Butterfish was also performed as a play. His most recent novel is The Fix.