Saturday, March 01, 2014
Two short stories were included with Child's Play. Eustace is the story of young girls in a residential school whose innocence is defiled by a dangerous young man who finds his way into their dormitory by night.
Prowler is about an intruder who invades homes in a Brisbane suburb, sometimes naked, sometimes armed. There are enough incidents reported that a special investigation squad is struck. Fear envelopes the community but none of the victims is able to identify the prowler. Physical descriptions vary greatly. Women leave their windows open despite the threat. Why? Who knows? It's curious.
Malouf is an interesting writer. If you like his writing you'll like this.