The Rip

The Rip

Robert Drewe / Aug 21, 2019

The Rip Internationally acclaimed as a novelist and memoirist Robert Drewe returns to the short story territory he has made his own Set against a backdrop the Australian coast as randomly and imminently viol

  • Title: The Rip
  • Author: Robert Drewe
  • ISBN: 9780241015360
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Internationally acclaimed as a novelist and memoirist, Robert Drewe returns to the short story territory he has made his own Set against a backdrop the Australian coast as randomly and imminently violent as it is beautiful, The Rip reveals the fragility of relationships between husbands and wives, children and parents, friends and lovers You will find yourself set doInternationally acclaimed as a novelist and memoirist, Robert Drewe returns to the short story territory he has made his own Set against a backdrop the Australian coast as randomly and imminently violent as it is beautiful, The Rip reveals the fragility of relationships between husbands and wives, children and parents, friends and lovers You will find yourself set down in a modern Garden of Eden with a disgraced Adam seeking his Eve sharing the fears of a small boy in a coastal classroom as a tsunami approaches in an English gaol cell with an Australian surfer on drug charges watching an American film scout confront his masculinity on a Pacific island and witnessing a middle aged farmer contemplating murdering the hippie who stole his wife Written in a variety of moods, always compassionate, wry and razor sharp, these dazzling stories are crafted with all the weight and resonance of Drewe s longer fiction as well as the incisive wit, passion and pathos of his Australian classic, The Bodysurfers.

    Portishead The Rip YouTube Jun , Music video by Portishead performing The Rip C Go Discs Ltd Under Exclusive License to Universal Island Records Ltd. The Rip The Rip The Rip, also known as The Heads, is a dangerous stretch of water in Victoria, Australia, connecting Port Phillip and Bass Strait It is the only entrance for shipping into Port Phillip and hence into Melbourne Because of large tidal flows through the relatively narrow channel from the bay to the ocean, and a high rocky seabed, French Montana Off The Rip ft Chinx, N.O.R.E YouTube Jun , Category Music Song Off The Rip Artist French Montana Licensed to YouTube by UMG on behalf of Bad Boy Interscope CMRRA, UMPG Publishing, Abramus Digital, UMPI, LatinAutor UMPG, BMG Rip Define Rip at Dictionary rip See synonyms for rip on Thesaurus verb used with object , ripped, ripping to cut or tear apart in a rough or vigorous manner to rip open a seam to rip up a sheet to cut or tear away in a rough or vigorous manner to rip bark from a tree to saw wood in the direction of the grain. Rip current Rip current A rip is a strong, localized, and narrow current of water which moves directly away from the shore, cutting through the lines of breaking waves like a river running out to sea, and is strongest near the surface of the water. Rip definition of rip by The Free Dictionary rip an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart there was a rip in his pants she had snags in her stockings rent, tear, snag, split opening, gap an open or empty space in or between things there was a small opening between the trees the explosion made a gap in the wall. The Ripper TV Movie Dec , But his chief makes clear that this is the only way to stop the ripper What will Inspector Hansen do The Ripper is a surprisingly good movie for The RiP Home Facebook The RiP likes Professional funny Tonight s recap We don t generally hyperbolize, but the show was epic. Rip Definition of Rip by Merriam Webster tear, rip, rend, split, cleave, rive mean to separate forcibly tear implies pulling apart by force and leaving jagged edges tear up the letter rip implies a pulling apart in one rapid uninterrupted motion often along a RIP What does RIP stand for The Free Dictionary But when waves didn t break across the channel, Haigh says, we noticed that the rip currents would instead flow far offshore, presenting a much greater hazard to swimmers.

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      • Robert Drewe

        Robert Drewe is among Australia s most loved writers of novels, memoir and short stories His iconic Australian books include The Shark Net, The Bodysurfers and Our Sunshine He is also editor of Black Inc s Best Australian Stories annual series Recently, he has revisited the short story himself, with a masterful new collection, The Rip Jo Case spoke to him for Readings about storytelling.


    1. Sorry guys - is there a librarian who can fix to to The Rip by Robert Drewe???I’ve read a few books by Robert Drewe, in fact, I’ve started at least five. I never got more than 30 pages into The Drowner although I did finish Our Sunshine, even if I thought it was a bit crappy. Our Sunshine came out at about the same time as Carey’s True History of the Kelly Gang and was on pretty much the same topic, so it effectively stopped me reading that. Years ago I read Drewe’s short stories called [...]

    2. The Rip is a wonderful collection of short stories set on the Australian coastline that look at lives changed in an instant by dramatic events.There are 13 stories in the book, all of them a single separate gem that hang together to form a perfect strand. At the centre is the ocean, soothing and comforting, but in an instant, tempestuous and unforgiving; not unlike our relationships with our friends and loved ones.In The Rip, Robert Drewe has us laughing at our ridiculousness, cringing at our de [...]

    3. A pretty depressing collection of short stories, my favourite being The water person and the tree person which illustrated the slick ugly side of pretentious literature types (fitting as reading for book club). It was great to read generally aus characters in an aus setting; some stories had fun humorous moments eg pink flip flops on blokey guy, but overall the cast of broken relationships made this a less than enjoyable read for me.

    4. I don't usually read short stories, but when an unplanned baby-sit night caught me without the book I was reading, I chose The Rip from the bookshelves, deciding that I could read a story or two during the evening and return it to its place.However, I found myself half way through a story which had interested me enough to want to see how it ended, so took it home. Though Robert Drewe 'paints' some great pictures and sensitive portraits, I found the stories, over all, unsatisfying and bizarre, an [...]

    5. I like Robert Drewe's writing, mostly and the dark humour of some of his work. The Body Surfers is a great collection. This isn't. The stories are more like sketches; they don't go anywhere. The characters are cliches and North Coast stereotypes. Tedious seachangers. It's all just kind of generic creative writing course pieces that are nice and all but not much more. The kind of stuff you read in dull literary mags that take themselves way too seriously. Whatever. The Lap Pool is the best of the [...]

    6. I like the last story, "The life alignment of the coffee grower" best, but enjoyed almost all the stories in this collection, more than those in The Bodysurfers, maybe because the different Aussie blokes featured are so sympathetically drawn.

    7. I love short stories; I think there is such a skill in creating an effective short story. There was nothing wrong with these stories but they just didn't grab me. Except for "The Lap Pool." I seriously didn't see that ending coming!

    8. A great collection from Robert Drewe, one of my favourite Aussie writers. Quite varied but all profoundly Australian, the common thread being the coastal or small town settings and often a character new or somehow out of place in that location.

    9. (Note to Librarians - this book is 'The Rip' by Robert Drewe)A fine collection of short stories; running a gamut of styles and settings, each offering insight into the 'human condition' - not always necessarily fresh, but always well crafted and believable.

    10. Oh dear. Not my cup of tea. Read eight or so of the stories and tossed it in. All the stories were like "Picnic at Hanging Rock' type with an open ending some weird and some just stopped.

    11. Short stories are not generally my preferred fiction however, I do enjoy Robert Drewe's writing and enjoyed this book.

    12. Well read and easy to read.Some of the stories were very good. But a lot of them just ended and gave me the impression the author had run out of ideas and had moved on.

    13. Not sure if I enjoyed the stories but I loved the description of the coast and perhaps appreciated the realism of the characters.

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