Salt: Selected Stories and Essays, Black Inc, Melbourne, 2019
A collection of stories and essays by the award-winning author of Dark Emu, showcasing his shimmering genius across a lifetime of work. This volume of Bruce Pascoe’s best and most celebrated stories and essays, collected here for the first time, traverses his long career and explores his enduring fascination with Australia’s landscape, culture and history. Featuring new fiction alongside Pascoe’s most revered and thought-provoking nonfiction – including from his modern classic Dark Emu – Salt distils the intellect, passion and virtuosity of his work. It’s time all Australians know the range and depth of this most marvellous of our writers. (blurb)
The book is reviewed for Honest History by Diane Bell. Sydney Morning Herald review by Astrid Edwards. Canberra Times review by Robyn Ferrell. On the ABC with Raf Epstein. Amazon preview. Pascoe’s Dark Emu. Tom Griffiths in Inside Story: ‘The cult of sacrifice in overseas war — the Anzac legend — was essential to the denial of war at home’.