John Bartlett

All Mortal Flesh

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The hallmark of the stories in ‘All Mortal Flesh’ is their compassionate lack of sentimentality. There is a raw honesty about them that never degenerates into didacticism and the balance between morality and mortality is maintained with a wisely observant eye. While there is a unifying style and sensibility behind all the stories, there is a pleasing variation in their construction, approach and content. The Australian settings are realistic and believable, yet transcended by the universality of the themes.

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