Scorched: Penguin Australian Summer Stories 2004

Includes an extract from The Alphabet Sisters by Monica McInerney.

From Australia’s hottest talents, this dazzling collection of stories will make you think of icy poles, holidays at the beach, thrumming cicadas, New Year’s resolutions, water restrictions, and scorching heat … Here too are tales of sudden death, abandonment, abduction, betrayal, family feuds, and murder.

Dip into Scorched for some perfect summer reading.