Scission and Other Stories
Scission and Other Stories, sometimes simply Scission, is a 1985 collection of short stories by multi award winning Australian author Tim Winton.
It won the 1985 Western Australian Council Literary Award and was 1985 Joint Winner Western Australian Premier's Book Award - Fiction.
A blow, a kiss
My father's axe
Thomas Awkner floats
A measure of eloquence
The woman at the wheel
The stories are described as, " ... spare, jagged stories in which people struggle with change and disintegration ... These startling stories deal with men, women and children whose lives are coming apart and whose hearts are breaking. Honest, beautiful, shattering tales - vintage Winton."
The title Scission describes the action or state of cutting or being cut and each of the stories has this theme of tearing apart involving family, neighbours and strangers. T
1985 Western Australian Council Literary Award
1985 Joint Winner Western Australian Premier's Book Award - Fiction
- "Scission and Other Stories". ABC Shop. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
- "Scission". Penguin. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
- "Scission andf other stories". University of Toronto. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
- "Scission by Tim Winton: 366 Days of Writing". The NSW Writers Centre. Retrieved 22 January 2017.
- "Tim Winton Author Bio". Booktopia. Retrieved 19 January 2017.
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