The following fiction excerpt comprises the first two chapters of a current work in progress, the manuscript for a novel, Everything in Its Right Place. Set in Melbourne, Australia, the premise of the manuscript is as follows: A sixteen-year-old must come to terms with the trauma of his childhood, and the relationship with his father that made it so difficult, in order to navigate the complexities of his present life—girls, mates, a posh new school, the footy season, and a mother on the brink of collapse.
Everything in Its Right Place
Tobias McCorkell a writer and academic whose fiction and non-fiction interrogates the class, gender, and generational divides of Australian culture. He is the recipient of a University of Melbourne/Affirm Press Prize for Creative Writing and a Varuna Fellowship. In 2018, Tobias appeared at the Melbourne Emerging Writer's Festival. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tobias McCorkell; Everything in Its Right Place. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 December 2018; 7 (4): 68–77. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2018.7.4.68
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