This wide-ranging and captivating anthology showcases both the power of First Nations writing and the satisfaction of a good short story. Curated by award-winning author Ellen van Neerven, Flock roams the landscape of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander storytelling, bringing together voices from across the generations. Featuring established authors such as Alexis Wright, Tony Birch and Melissa Lucashenko, and rising stars such as Adam Thompson and Mykaela Saunders, Flock confirms the ongoing resonance and originality of First Nations stories.
Contents: Cloud busting / Tara June Winch -- Waltzing Matilda / Herb Wharton -- Shadows on the wall / Archie Weller --The release / Samuel Wagan Watson -- Each city / Ellen Van Neerven -- Rodeo girl / Michael Torres -- Honey / Adam Thompson -- The healing tree / Jared Thomas -- Wildflower girl / Alf Taylor --Galah / Melanie Saward -- River story / Mykaela Saunders -- Stepmother / SJ Norman -- Wait for me / Jasmin McGaughey --Split / Cassie Lynch -- / Dreamers / Melissa Lucashenko -- Forbidden fruit / Jeanine Leane -- The golden wedding anniversary / Gayle Kennedy -- Born, still / Jane Harrison -- Frank Slim / Tony Birch -- Moama /Bryan Andy.
Includes bibliographical references.