The Weight of a Human Heart

Author(s): Ryan O'Neill


The Weight of a Human Heart turns the rules of storytelling on their head. A series of graphs illustrates the disintegration of a marriage, step by excruciating step. The heartbreaking story of a Rwandan boy is hidden in the pages of his English exam paper. A young girl learns her mother’s disturbing secrets through the broken key on a typewriter. With settings ranging from China to Rwanda to Australia, these powerful and original stories announce the arrival of a brilliant literary talent. 'Clever ... uproarious ... dazzling' THE MONTHLY 'In O'Neill's hands, the minor art form of the short story becomes major art' BOOKSELLER AND PUBLISHER �Full of wit, irony, wild invention, love and pain � and sometimes shocking power’ PADDY O'REILLY �By turns acerbic, playful and serious, O’Neill is equally at home with satire and pathos’ CATE KENNEDY author of The World Beneath �With each new story O’Neill redefines the boundaries of what is possible’ PATRICK CULLEN, author of What Came Between


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Ryan O'Neill's fiction has appeared in The Best Australian Stories, The Sleepers Almanac, Meanjin, New Australian Stories, Wet Ink, Etchings and Westerly.

General Fields

  • : 9781863955577
  • : Schwartz Publishing Pty, Limited
  • : Black Inc.
  • : April 2012
  • : 210mm X 138mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Ryan O'Neill
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : A823.00
  • : 240