I'm a short story addict, both reading and writing them, and I always keep hoping for the perfect story.'
-- Janet Frame to Tim Curnow, January 1984
THE DAYLIGHT AND THE DUST is the most comprehensive selection of Janet Frame's stories ever published, taken from the four different collections released during her lifetime and featuring many of her best stories. Written over four decades, they come from her classic prize-winning collection THE LAGOON AND OTHER STORIES, first published in 1952, right up to the volume YOU ARE NOW ENTERING THE HUMAN HEART, published in the 1980s. This new selection also includes five works that have not been collected before.
This volume offers the most comprehensive collection of Janet Frame's unique and powerful writing.