The Cuckoo's Song

The Cuckoo's Song - Pishukin's Voices of Diversity

Paperback (31 Jan 2022)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Award-winning author Amra Pajalic showcases her gritty, poignant and sometimes bruising voice in this eclectic short story book of previously published and prize-winning stories. Featuring powerful and moving stories of family dissolution, deprivation of war, tenderness of family and the heart-rending experiences of mental illness. As well as suspenseful new thriller stories with a twist of vindictiveness and retribution, and love stories that make the heart sing, Pajalic will delight and entertain.


The Cuckoo's Song-Francesca is ten when a gypsy fortune-teller told her the day and the hour of her death and she has been waiting since.


Fragments-Seka and her brother forage for books in a bombed-out school in Srebrenica during the Balkan war.


Friends Forever-Two lifelong friends share a room at a nursing home, as well as a secret or two.


School of Hardknocks-Amina is a new high school student after migrating from Bosnia and struggles to acclimate to the Aussie way of life.


Woman on Fire-A young girl lives with her mother's boyfriend when her mentally ill mother is admitted into hospital.

Book information

ISBN: 9780645331011
Publisher: Pishukin Press
Imprint: Pishukin Press
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 212
Weight: 213g
Height: 203mm
Width: 127mm
Spine width: 11mm