PB 224 | 198 x 128 | ISBN: 9781925227611 | $27.99
Short story collection | Also available as ebook
MidnightSun Publishing | February 2020
Distributed by NewSouth Books
A young man can’t make love. A pedantic father spots a blemish in his new shorts and returns to the shop to demand their exchange. A girl rocks up to a Tinder date wearing a helmet.
In nineteen short stories, No Neat Endings pits its characters against the challenges of modern life, sex, love, work and the world. A man observes his brother’s rise to comic stardom with envy and angst. A father faces his fortieth with mortal paranoia. A friend returns from Brazil to become embroiled in a drug-fuelled romp in a share house. It doesn’t work out. For so many of the characters in these stories, it doesn’t end well. They succumb to their own vices, impulses, insecurities. They have, more often than not, only themselves to blame.
Half tragedy, half comedy, this collection announces a fresh new voice in Australian writing.
No Neat Endings is Dominic’s first collection of stories.
‘A rogues gallery of funny, heartfelt and unflattering adventures … Carew is a sharp, comic satirist of the at times obtuse, at times ridiculous, figure of the twenty-first century Australian male.’
— LUKE CARMAN, author of An Elegant Young Man