Silence by Rodney Hall
To find God a 'client' prepares to be buried alive. A Korean woman quietly puts the finishing touches to tidying her employer's house, hoping to shame the Japanese invader. Choirboys wait wordlessly for their cue, shut up high inside the dome of Florence cathedral. Richly evoking times past through historical figures and otherworldly imagery, this moving and playful collection of fictions explores the many facets of silence, all connected by a web of echoes. Silence is a storytelling tour de force from one of Australia's finest writers. Rodney Hall is one of Australia's finest writers. He has won the Miles Franklin Award twice for Just Relations and The Grisly Wife and many of his novels and poems have been published internationally. His acclaimed memoir popeye never told you was published in 2010. He lives in Melbourne.