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The Night Guest



Fiona McFarlane
was born in 1978 in Sydney, Australia, and holds degrees in English from Sydney University and Cambridge University, as well as an M.F.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where she was a Michener Fellow. Her work has been published in
The New Yorker
Zoetrope: All-Story
The Missouri Review
, and
The Best Australian Stories
. Her debut novel,
The Night Guest
, was the winner of the inaugural Voss Literary Prize and shared the 2014 Barbara Jefferis Award, and was short-listed for the 2014
First Book Award, the Prime Minister's Literary Award, the Stella Prize, and the Miles Franklin Literary Award. She lives in Sydney. You can sign up for email updates


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Title Page

Copyright Notice


Exotic Animal Medicine

Art Appreciation


Man and Bird

Unnecessary Gifts

Those Americans Falling from the Sky

Rose Bay

Violet, Violet

The Movie People

Cara Mia


Good News for Modern Man

The High Places


Also by Fiona McFarlane

A Note About the Author



Farrar, Straus and Giroux

18 West 18th Street, New York 10011

Copyright © 2016 by Fiona McFarlane

All rights reserved

Originally published in 2016 by Hamish Hamilton, an imprint of Penguin Books Australia

Published in the United States by Farrar, Straus and Giroux

First American edition, 2016

“Art Appreciation” and “Buttony” originally appeared in
The New Yorker
; “The Movie People” originally appeared in
Best Australian Stories 2010
Something Special, Something Rare
; “Those Americans Falling from the Sky” and “Mycenae” originally appeared in
Zoetrope: All-Story
; and “Exotic Animal Medicine” originally appeared in
Missouri Review
New Australian Stories 2.

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: McFarlane, Fiona, 1978– author.

Title: The high places: stories / Fiona McFarlane.

Description: First edition.|New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.

Identifiers: LCCN 2015038515|ISBN 9780865478046 (hardcover)|ISBN 9780374710736 (ebook)

Subjects:|BISAC: FICTION / Short Stories (single author).

Classification: LCC PR9619.4.M38355 A6 2016|DDC 823/.92—dc23

LC record available at

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