‘Things I Did for Money is a collection of exciting and imaginative stories from one of our most innovative writers. A book for readers hungry for a highly original voice.’ — Tony Birch (winner 2017 Patrick White Award ).
A man’s fury at his neighbour is reversed by strange nightmares. A young woman with a grudge finds a discarded weapon. A hunt for sunken treasure brings two scuba divers to the brink of tragedy.
Drawing us into worlds both surreal and familiar, Things I Did for Money comprises eight stories by the author of the acclaimed novel Black Glass.
By turns unsettling, wry and moving, these stories explore the shadowy side of everyday life. Like all of us, these diverse characters struggle to come to terms with the past, reconcile their dreams with reality, and navigate the murky terrain of human relationships. Richly imagined and deeply empathetic, Things I Did for Money establishes Meg Mundell at the forefront of contemporary writing.
Meg’s short fiction has appeared in Best Australian Stories (Black Inc.), Meanjin, Modern Australian Stories, Australian Book Review, Eureka Street, New Australian Stories (Scribe), The Feminist Wire, and elsewhere. Her stories have been translated into Spanish and Tamil.