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Mirandi Riwoe inverts the world to examine the lives of outsiders

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The Burnished Sun

Written by Declan Fry, originally published in Sydney Morning Herald

Apr 08, 2022

According to Tolstoy, there are only two possible stories: a man goes on a journey or a stranger comes to town. Riwoe gives us both. The Burnished Sun – its title taken from The Merchant of Venice (“Mislike me not for my complexion, / The shadow’d livery of the burnish’d sun”) – brings together the author’s new and previously published short fiction. The lives of strangers making sense of unfamiliar environments are a recurring theme.

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