Pulse Points

Jennifer Down

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The characters in Jennifer Down's Pulse Pointslive in small dusty towns, glittering exotic cities and slow droll suburbs; they are mourners, survivors and perpetrators.

In the award-winning 'Aokigahara', a young woman travels to the sea of trees in Japan to say goodbye. In 'Coarsegold', a woman conducts an illicit affair while her recovering girlfriend works the overnight motel shift in the middle of nowhere. In 'Dogs', Foggo runs an unruly gang of bored, cruel boys with a scent for fresh meat. In 'Pressure Okay' a middle-aged man goes to the theatre, gets a massage, remembers his departed wife, navigates the long game of grief with his adult daughter.

Jennifer Down, whose first novel, Our Magic Hour, was commended in the 2017 Victorian Premier's Literary Award, is a masterful stylist whose sharp eye has been compared to that of Helen Garner. Pulse Pointsis a gutting collection that showcases her singular voice, and reminds us once more that this is a writer of great talent.

Jennifer Downwas born in 1990. Our Magic Hourwas highly commended in the Victorian Premier's Literary Award. Her writing has appeared in the Age, Sydney Morning Herald,Saturday Paper, Australian Book Review, Kill Your Darlings,Lifted Brow,Best Australian Storiesand Blue Mesa Review. www.jenniferdown.com

'Down's evocation of Audrey's grief is astute, perceptive and always convincing...It's compelling writing.' Australianon Our Magic Hour

'An emotionally sophisticated and impressive novel.' Australian Book Review on Our Magic Hour

'All the rapture and calamity of youth. Jennifer Down is a writer of rare insight and heart.' Carrie Tiffany


ISBN: 9781925355970
Publication Date: 31-Jul-2017
Publisher: Text Publishing Company