Fine is a collection of short stories and flash fiction which explores moments, big and small, in the lives of ordinary people. The stories invite us to think about who we are when no one is looking. Fine shines a light into the quiet corners of human life. It observes the traumas, doubts and isolation of its wide array of characters and reveals the strength and fragility of individuals and relationships. The stories invite us to reflect on the silent sorrows, desires and regrets that we choose to hide when we say that we are “fine.”
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Michelle Wright's stories are beautifully drawn portals into complex, layered, sometimes painful worlds ... Every story surprised me in a different way; I was by turns, unsettled, saddened, delighted and uplifted.Sofie Laguna, Miles Franklin-winning author of The Eye of the Sheep
Fine is indeed a welcome new contribution to the Australian short fiction renaissance.Maxine Beneba Clarke, award-winning author of Foreign Soil
I was absorbed in every story's world. Utterly real and moving ... Wright creates whole worlds in a few pages of sharp tuneful prose.Paddy O'Reilly, award-winning author of Peripheral Vision
In the 33 finely wrought short stories in her début collection, Fine, Victorian Michelle Wright demonstrates impressive control of the form.Elly Varrenti
This is a fantastic short story collection filled with just small moments in ordinary people's lives … you can see right into their hearts and souls.Toni Jordan
ABC Book Club
Michelle Wright's debut collection of stories shows great promise. Some of the most successful stories are those set in Sri Lanka, where Wright's affection for and understanding of the culture and the people permeate the narrative. A particularly touching story, Blur, describes the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami through the eyes of a young boy...many of her stories are beautifully rendered, marking Wright as an author with enormous promise.