Finalist Best Fantasy Novel 2017 Aurealis Awards
Cassie is a farmer’s daughter with a fortune teller gifts. She tries to use her psychic gift to help the people she loves and mostly fails. Her genius neighbour Athena offers her help, except Athena is a Greek goddess reincarnate. It might be Australia in the 1980s but the remaining Greek gods still think humans are their plaything.
Some people are so broken they can only cut us.
With poetic dexterity, Aurealis Award finalist Kathryn Gossow interweaves eight short stories of longing and alienation featuring outcasts and the misunderstood. From a homeless storyteller to a gardening soothsayer, to a copy editor who owns a pair of stubborn chickens, readers will come face to face with the humanity of people easily judged by a rigid society.
At the heart of these stories is the Dark Poet, a charismatic and broken man, who leaves a trail of debris drifts in and out of people’s lives.
Published by Odyssey Books
Stories and Flash Fiction
Memory Games, in StylusLit
Turning the Corner, Unsettling Wonder
Grandma’s House,” Gingerbread House
Soulmates, Black: Australian Dark Culture
Cold Kiss, Black Box Anthology
Dance Home, Cezanne’s Carrot
Boys and Cars, elimae
Women who do Lunch, Salome Magazine
Reflections on a Town Bike, Diddle Dog
The Applicant, Antipodean SF
Worm, Cezanne’s Carrot