Mayhem : selected stories
by Deborah Sheldon
Dark: gritty: fierce.
A farmer is confronted by two desperadoes; a tourist does her terrible best to evade a tracker and his dog; a teenager discards his civilised mask inside a lonely roadhouse.
This collection propels the reader through a kaleidoscope of Australian lowlife. In a range of styles, from dirty realism to noir, Sheldon pens the kind of fiction that is toough enough to shock.