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Dora's Curse and Other Stories

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David Beard has been drawn to short fiction throughout his very literary life. With Dora's Curse and Other Stories he pulls togeth... Weiterlesen
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David Beard has been drawn to short fiction throughout his very literary life. With Dora's Curse and Other Stories he pulls together a collection of over a dozen of his favourites.

In the cover story, a tribute to James Joyce set in Paris, Dora, a devoted mother, places a curse upon Jack, her profligate husband. In "The Story That Couldn't Be Told" the narrator finds himself drawn to memories and to stories: and a story within a story within the story itself. In a small town in Australia, "The Three Sisters"-Larry, known as Laura, Max known as Maxine and Virgil known as Virgie-use their budding talent to make an outrageous impression on the locals. Meanwhile in Toronto at the "Crossroads" of two major downtown streets, sisters Faith and Honor have fallen for the same handsome man.

Dora's Curse and Other Stories is a delightful potpourri of tales, long and short, some humourous, some sad, all touching on the foibles and fantasies of its collection of colourful characters.


David Beard was born in rural Australia in 1923 and moved to Sydney at the age of 14 to begin work. He arrived in London in 1949. From there it was on to work in the British Embassy in Washington and at the United Nations in New York. Arriving in Toronto in the 1950s the creative arts moved front and center in his career. He acted on stage and in film, played piano for silent films and opened Cine Books, a bookstore specializing in books and periodicals about film. After a short stint in San Francisco he returned to Australia in the 1990s, where he continues to enjoy movies, books and writing.


1. The Story That Couldn't Be Told 2. Filters 3. The Three Sisters 4. Crossroads 5. Immortality for Sale 6. A Different Invasion 7. One Dark Night in the Forest 8. An Early Conspiracy 9. The Prince of Peace 10. A Fix is But a Fix 11. Bow Tie 12. Is There a Problem With the Language? 13. The Green of Summer 14. A Sudden Death 15. Funeral of the Year 16. Dora's Curse About the Author Acknowledgements


Titel: Dora's Curse and Other Stories
EAN: 9780992004361
ISBN: 978-0-9920043-6-1
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: The Future of Publishing
Genre: Erzählende Literatur
Anzahl Seiten: 240
Veröffentlichung: 01.07.2016
Jahr: 2016
Auflage: 1. Auflage
Untertitel: Englisch
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