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Fifteen Kinds of Desire

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'Or at least there is a desire to become a smaller part of something larger in life, something that will take charge of you as though you were a child.' Richard Ford, WILDLIFE, from the epigraph to FIFTEEN KINDS OF DESIRE A young child is preyed upon by a molester - and turns the tables in a terrifying way; a young man adopts a disguise and finds love for the first time; a boy tracks down his father's mistress and is seduced by her; a young artist who is wooed long-distance by a passionate, urbane admirer discovers she is just another conquest to him and exacts a terrible revenge; a woman loses all memory; a man falls for a woman's corny superstitions and ends up slave to them; a couple shares an epiphany about the emptiness of their lives; the famous subject of a painting tells her life story; a thrill-kill couple take advantage of a naive country boy and discover too late he's more trouble than they'll ever get into; a woman paints a picture of her husband's lover; a man runs out on his wedding day; a woman loses her husband to his best friend; a prostitute decides to kill a rival but falls for him instead; a young writer remembers growing up in Kings Cross during its glory days...Vogel-award-winning author Mandy Sayer has crafted an impeccable collection of stories with a twist: each of the seemingly disparate stories is linked to the others in some way, so that, by the end of the book, the separate strands of story are woven together by their links to each other to create a vivid, teeming whole. Assured, intriguing, each as intricate and involving as a complete novel, these stories of FIFTEEN KINDS OF DESIRE will thrill any reader.
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Mandy Sayer attended twelve public schools before touring the US as a street performer with her jazz drummer father. She later studied tap dance with Cookie Cook and Brenda Buffalino and joined the Bill Evans Dance Company. Her first novel MOOD INDIGO won the 1989 Australian/Vogel Award, which was followed by her second, BLIND LUCK. Her third book, THE CROSS, was a finalist for the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel, shortlisted for the Kibble Award, and nominated for the 1997 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. She has also been named one of the ten Best Young Australian Novelists by the Sydney Morning Herald. She received a BA and MA in Creative Writing/English from Indiana University. Her memoir, DREAMTIME ALICE, has been published in Australia, the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany, and has received much critical acclaim. She has recently co-edited with Louis Nowra, an anthology about Kings Cross, IN THE GUTTER... LOOKING AT THE STARS.

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