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THE WORRY FRONT
If she screamed, he wonders, would they hear her up there, up there in the houses? If she ran, he wonders, could I catch her? And if I caught her, could I …? He coughs again, furious. Would I?
These unsettling short stories, which include the prize-winning novella ‘Quarry’, expose an anatomy of worry in its many guises—unease, fear, dread, and terror. Through a multitude of distinct voices, H.C. Gildfind’s startling tales explore the absurd, macabre, surreal—and too-real—whilst wrestling with the irrevocable acts, immutable facts, and relentless uncertainties that lie at the dark heart of every life.
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H.C. Gildfind in an Australian author of fiction, essays and book reviews. THE WORRY FRONT was completed with the support of an Australia Council Grant and includes the award-winning novella Quarry. Gildfind has also researched interwar Australian literature and history, and was awarded a PhD by the University of Melbourne in 2012. In 2020, Gildfind won the Miami University Press international novella competition: the publication of Born Sleeping is upcoming.