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ALSO BY
FIONA M
C
FARLANE

The Night Guest

 

A NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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
Guardian
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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Contents

Title Page

Copyright Notice

Dedication

Exotic Animal Medicine

Art Appreciation

Mycenae

Man and Bird

Unnecessary Gifts

Those Americans Falling from the Sky

Rose Bay

Violet, Violet

The Movie People

Cara Mia

Buttony

Good News for Modern Man

The High Places

Acknowledgements

Also by Fiona McFarlane

A Note About the Author

Copyright

 

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
and
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
The
Missouri Review
and
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
http://lccn.loc.gov/2015038515

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