The High Places

Winner of the Dylan Thomas International Book Prize 2017, ‘The High Places’ is a dazzling collection of 13 short stories that find those moments when people confront the strangeness and mystery of their lives.

The revelations of intimidating old friends on a holiday in Greece. A marine biologist in conversation with the ghost of Charles Darwin. The sudden arrival of American parachutists in a Queensland country town. A farmer troubled by miracles in the middle of a drought. Here, ordinary men, women, and children are jolted into seeing themselves and their worlds from a fresh and often disconcerting perspective.