The stories in Leaving Year Zero are compelling, powerful accounts which vividly involve the reader in the experiences of six Khmer individuals reacting to the dramatic upheavals of a society gone terribly wrong. They explore the remarkable resilience and strength of character shown by each of these Khmers as they attempt to reconstruct their post-trauma lives in Australia.
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(207mm x 139mm x 18mm)
University of Western Australia Press
Publisher: UWA Publishing
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Author Biography - Richard Lunn
Richard Lunn was born in Sydney, where he lives with his wife Helen. He has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia, most recently in Cambodia and Laos. His last book was a novel, Feast of All Souls, the manuscript of which won the Alan Marshall Award. His stories have been widely anthologised and have been published in the collection The Taxidermist's Dance. They have won the State of Victoria Short Story Award and The Age short fiction competition. His collection of poetry, Pompeii Deep Fry, won the Anne Elder Award for Poetry. He is currently a lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Western Sydney and has been awarded a doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong.