Unacceptable Behaviour

Penelope Rowe
AUD $17.99
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A short story collection about families and the secrets they hold.

A collection of unforgettable short stories from one of the most talented creators of contemporary Australian fiction. From the disappointment of Francis Drake who runs away to sea, to the love and sacrifice of a mother for her child. These brilliantly realised stories exceed the limits of everyday imagination, repeatedly drawing the reader into astonishingly diverse worlds which by turn shock, disturb and move to tears.

Unacceptable Behaviour perfectly reflects the praise given to Penelope Rowe's highly acclaimed novel, Tiger Country: 'Powerfully written fiction, one based on important psychological truths.' - West Australian.

Author bio:

Penelope Rowe graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts in 1967 and a Master of Criminology in 2004. She has worked as a teacher in secondary schools and adult education, a journalist, Opera House guide, sales representative, editor, and writer/presenter for ABC radio and SBS television. When Rowe published her autobiography in 2005, she contextualised its content stating that The Best of Times, The Worst of Times was not intended to be her 'life story' but rather, the story of her 'experience with bipolar illness'. Living with manic depression for more than forty-five years, as an author Rowe has drawn inspiration from her struggle with this 'unpredictable enemy'. For an example of how this struggle has been reflected in Rowe's writing, see the novels Blood Songs (1997) and Dance for the Ducks (1976).

Category: Fiction
ISBN: 9781743314876
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: A&U House Of Books
Pub Date: November 2012
Page Extent: 156
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: Fiction & related items


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