This eclectic anthology of new stories showcases some of our finest short-story writers, and proves that the short story is alive and well in Australia. From seasoned practitioners of the form through to rising and emerging stars of the short-story firmament, New Australian Stories 2 caters for all tastes. There's humour, mystery, drama, and even some delusion and deceit. Whole lives are captured in just a few satisfying pages. Ideal for dipping into, and perfect for those seeking inspiration and escape, this collection is designed for your reading pleasure. Contributors include: Cate Kennedy, Debra Adelaide, Tony Birch, Marion Halligan, Paddy O'Reilly, Jane Sullivan, Mark O'Flynn, Karen Hitchcock, Georgia Blain, Jon Bauer, Peggy Frew and many more.