On Firmer Shores

On Firmer Shores

First published in 1981.
Reprinted 1982, 1984 & 1988.

Winner of the Alan Marshall award


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Seventeen stories in which the author adopts various roles – immigrant child, doctor, deserted wife, tourist, jester – to tell of adjustment and maladjustment of migrants in a new land; of conflict between the generations; of individuals and communities doomed by time and by their own natures; of obsessed artists and rootless philosophers; and of impossible friendships and impossible loves.