by Beverley Farmer
published 1985 Ligature untapped genre Literary Fiction · Short Stories
Set across Australia, Greece and the USA in the mid-twentieth century, this collection of fourteen stories follows a disparate series of people at critical junctures, grappling with loneliness, fear, belonging, mental illness, disability, aging and longing. An emotionally challenging and deeply rewarding read.
First published in 1985, Home Time was shortlisted for both the National Book Council Award for Australian Literature in 1985, and The Age Book of the Year for Imaginative Writing.
Beverley Farmer (1941–2018) was a novelist and short story writer. Her works have won and been shortlisted for multiple awards and include Alone (1980), Milk: Stories (1983), A Body of Water (1990) and The Seal Woman (1992). In 2009, Farmer won the Patrick White Award.