“Her stories tell of women living in a small country town, court in situations they are powerless to change. She writes of women trapped, women ostracised, women on the edge of madness, women alone with their guild and pain and desperation, women simply caught in aimlessness and ennui.”
The book is quite ok, but the collection is quite the super slow burn. It creeps up on you when you’re starting to get tired of how the story goes. The stories are about a variety of women from a small rural town that are having identity issues due to the patriarchic society they live in.
It’s a snapshot of 1979 rural Australia, which can go over your head if you’re not the type who likes short stories.