All Mortal Flesh
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.