The Trouble With Fire

The Trouble With Fire

By  Fiona Kidman

A beautiful collection of stories by a pre-eminent writer, shortlisted for major awards.

A beautiful collection of stories by a pre-eminent writer, shortlisted for major awards.

Fiona Kidman has a genius for peeling back the lives of ordinary people to reveal their hidden passions and complexities. In this brilliant new collection, she explores - with her customary subtlety and insight - how we are all touched and sometimes scarred by the flames of emotion - whether it be the impossible love of a pregnant woman for a married man, grief for a dead baby or loss of a young woman in mysterious circumstances. Ranging in time from the colonial period to the present day, these stories by one of New Zealand's foremost writers are beautifully crafted, intriguing and evocative.

'[Her] stories remind me of those of Alice Munro. Though they are very much of a time and place they have a universal dimension.' - Booksellers News

Shortlisted for the NZ Post Awards and the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award.

Format & Editions

Trade Paperback

9781869793593

July 1, 2011

RHNZ Vintage

RRP $36.99

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EBook

9781869793609

November 1, 2011

RHNZ Adult ebooks

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Awards & Recognition

2012

Frank O'Conner Short Story Award

Shortlisted

2012

NZ Post Book Awards

Finalist