Something about Mystery. "The New Dark Age" by Joan London. [review]
Western Australian writer Joan London’s recently released collected stories, "The New Dark Age", combines most of the stories originally published in two slender volumes by Fremantle Arts Centre Press in 1986 and 1993, with two recent stories added at the end. London has received considerable attention for her novel "Gilgamesh" (2001), but it was as a short fiction writer that she developed and honed her craft. She is a skilful stylist, whose narratives about ordinary-seeming lives have a resonant and, at times, lyrical intensity.