Intermissions is an anthology of over 60 original short stories, exploring the complexity of the human condition.
The collection brings together musings on love and loss, experimentation, isolation, suffering, intimacy and connection, environmental collapse and the Anthropocene.
Carefully curated by Grattan Street Press, this eclectic selection of stories from both Australian and international writers is haunting, uplifting, moving and absurd. We invite you to traverse its
pages to discover the diversity of voices reflective of an ever-changing world.
Meet some of the authors!
RRP: $29.99 (incl GST)
Release Date: 11 November, 2021
This is Us Now
Love in the Time of Cancer
This is Us Now is the story of two young people navigating a relationship in the most extraordinary circumstances.
Ella and Theo’s relationship is young and evolving and so are they. Their lives are going mostly to plan until a sudden cancer diagnosis changes everything. Nerves about meeting each other’s parents and living together turn to anxieties about survival. Easy becomes hard. Hard becomes impossible. Their lives cannot remain the same and now every moment is coloured by illness and the challenges that come with it.
They’re faced with the hardest decision: when you feel like you are losing someone you love, do you hold on or do you let go forever?
RRP: $22.99 (incl GST)
Release Date: 21 June 2021
When did you begin writing This is Us Now?
I started it during my Master’s degree as part of my Master’s project. It was only a couple of months after my partner finished chemotherapy. Since it was so fresh in my mind, I just decided to write it all down.
Can you elaborate further on the inspiration behind the novel?
Sure. During my partner’s treatment, I read a lot of books about cancer but none of them had a story that resembled ours. It felt like there were only three types of illness narratives….
Read the rest of the interview with Jacinta, here.
Welcome To Bellevue
This exciting fantasy action and adventure novel tells the story of Harry as he wakes on a ferry with no memory of how he arrived there. The boat is bound for Bellevue, a place he has never heard of. When he goes ashore with plans to catch the next boat out, his attempts to leave are thwarted. Feeling trapped and alone, Harry gradually befriends some of the locals and hopes he will soon discover the mystery that holds him in this strange seaside town. But then a series of murders grips Bellevue, threatening Harry’s new friend Xanthe and renewing his desperation for answers.
Seth Robinson is an American-Australian author based in Melbourne. Seth retains his American twang and love of pine trees, something that contributed to the setting of Welcome to Bellevue, his debut novel.
Release Date: 15 October 2020