Author(s): Joan London
A young singer runs into the desert of gold rush Kalgoorlie; Chagall comes to Paris in the twenties; a hippie couple survey their ideals as Whitlam is deposed; a middle-aged man looks at his life after cancer on the eve of the millennium...Fourteen luminous stories from Joan London's award-winning collections, Sister Ships and Letter to Constantine, together with two later stories, span the twentieth century in a volume that is storytelling at its very best.
Joan London is the author of two prize-winning collections of stories - Sister Ships, which won the Age Book of the Year in 1986, and Letter to Constantine, which won the Steele Rudd Award in 1994 and the Premier's Award for Fiction. These collections were published in one volume The New Dark Age. In 2001, her first novel, Gilgamesh, was published, and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin. The Good Parents, her most recent novel, was published in April 2008.