A Few Days in the Country and Other StoriesBook - 2015
'I can't recommend this brilliant, austere writer strongly enough...Harrower is funny and elegant and devastating.'--James Wood, New Yorker 'Wide-ranging in mood and style, this is a virtuoso but warm-hearted display of the genre.'-- The Lady [UK]
'These are wise and serious stories about deep feelings. Harrower is one of those writers you can't believe you've missed - but what a joy to discover her.'-- Daily Mail [UK]
'Watchful, witty, unillusioned, exultant...There's a note of elegy in all of Harrower's work, even as the adrenaline flows, and a lyricism reminiscent of F. Scott Fitzgerald at his desperate best.'-- Times Literary Supplement
'Harrower can pierce your heart.'--Michael Dirda, the Washington Post
'Utterly hypnotic.'--Eimear McBride, author of A Girl is a Half-formed Thing
'Like a treasure from an unearthed time capsule....Harrower's fearsome objectivity and her bristling, beautiful prose come from modernist masters like Katherine Mansfield and Elizabeth Bowen.'-- The Wall Street Journal
Internationally acclaimed for her five brilliant novels, Elizabeth Harrower also wrote a number of extraordinary short stories. Some have been previously published, but others are released here for the first time.
A Few Days in the Country is a stellar collection, which underlines Harrower's standing as one of the great post-war Australian writers.
Elizabeth Harrower is the author of Down in the City , The Long Prospect , The Catherine Wheel , and The Watch Tower --all republished as Text Classics--and In Certain Circles , which was published in 2014 and in early 2015 was a BBC Radio 4 Book at Bedtime.