Back Burning

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Interactive Publications Pty, Limited, 2007 - Fiction - 144 pages
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"Sylvia Petter’s collection flings the reader across the globe in its bold exploration of love, death, passion, relationship, and family. Echoing her own life experience, Sylvia Petter’s award-winning stories explore universal themes through lenses of distance and separation. Back Burning spans continents, zooming in on snapshots of relationships from childhood and young love, through adulthood and career, political pursuits and history, to awakening in old age. Powerful stories of loss and rejuvenation emerge from this patchwork in unexpected ways. ‘I want to tell them about timing, how a new fire can burn once an old one has died. I also want to tell them about back burning and fires that are lit to quell bigger flames.’" --From the publisher.

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User Review  - Laertes - Goodreads

I have had the pleasure of meeting Sylvia. She is a very interesting lady, and I love her writing. The stories in Back Burning are beautifully written, the detail so accurately observed, and they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christel - Goodreads

Well-written stories, each with a clear theme and each with a very different flavor as characters of various ages come from all backgrounds and nationalities and have us visiting various countries in ... Read full review

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