The Long Way Home

The Collected Short Stories &
Other Bruises of Frank Howson

I have lived a life in the circus, experiencing all the highs and lows that that brings. The tragedies only made me appreciate the good times all the more. And everything I at first thought was a curse later turned out to be a blessing. One dawn on Santa Monica Beach when I was a long way from home and had given up wanting to live, I experienced a profound moment. As I looked out at the beautiful dawning of a new morn, in that silence that is like no other, I heard a voice inside my head say, “I am not doing this to you because I hate you, but because I love you. You are a writer. I have shown you the best and the very worst of human nature. Go and write about it.”

― Frank Howson

An absolutely stunning collection of short stories, poems and more from one of Australia's most under-appreciated writers, playwrights and filmmakers. There's pretty much something for everyone here in Mr. Howson's debut collection, some of which he has culled from his internationally acclaimed and popular blog, others far more personal missives in which he opens his heart – and the reader's.

The Reviews

Frank Howson is a creatively talented, inspired writer. His writing has touched me at a very deep level and captures so much of the human condition in today's world.

— Stephen John Kalinich, Poet.

"...His need and transcendent talent to express the synchronicity of dreams both real and heavenly along with his nostalgic faith in friendship reigning above all else is what I believe give Frank Howson his profound and international mark, and how both combined can weave a trance of reverie and renewed innocence."

- Thea Gill, star of Queer As Folk.

"In my opinion, one of the most creative minds Australia has yet produced."

— Molly Meldrum.

"It has been my good fortune to have discovered Frank Howson. He has the ability to zero in on the heart of something in a way that is really quite brilliant."

— P.F. Sloan, Music Legend.

"For me, Frank's writings have always had a great sincerity in their origin and a cleverness in their way that is totally original."

— Terry Reid, Recording Artist


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Publisher: Quill & Quire Publishers (26 Aug. 2016)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0692670041

ISBN-13: 978-0692670040

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