From the internationally acclaimed Australian writer: a single volume gathering a brilliant new collection of his short fiction,Every Move You Make,and all of his previously published stories. In the heretofore unpublishedEvery Move You Make: bookish boys and taciturn men, strong women and wayward sons, fathers and daughters, lovers and husbands, a composer and his muse, a builder-architect and his legacy--here are their stories, whole lives brought dramatically into focus and powerfully rooted in the vividly rendered landscape of the vast Australian continent, from the mysterious, glittering Valley of Lagoons in Far North Queensland to bohemian Sydney to Ayres Rock in the Great Victoria Desert. These tender, subtle, and intimate stories give us men and women looking for something they seem to have missed, or missed out on, puzzling over not only their own lives but also the place they have come to occupy in the lives of others. Heartbreakingly beautiful, richly satisfying,The Complete Storiesalso includes David Malouf's short fiction fromDream Stuff, Antipodes,andChild's Play. It is a major literary event. From the Hardcover edition.