Into Your Arms: Nick Cave’s Songs Reimagined
From an automaton of Nick Cave, to a man who can’t keep his blood out of the food he is preparing; from a vengeful Uber driver to a spinner of souls; and from a boy caught up in a robbery to a girl desperate to save a failing greyhound, the characters who populate this short story collection have all been inspired by a Nick Cave lyric. These 21 stories, from some of Australia’s favourite creators, respond to Cave’s visionary genius with their own original and unsettling tales of death, faith, violence and love.
Praise for the book
‘The premise of this collection is to articulate how Cave’s work inspires other writers. The results, I’m pleased to say, are not pastiches of the songs but personal responses that are each, in their different ways, illuminating.’ Saturday Paper
‘Into Your Arms will make an easy gift for fans come Christmas time, but can also be enjoyed as a Cave crash course for the uninitiated.’ Megan Koch, Books+Publishing
‘This collection is best read with accompanying music. It’s as much a listening experience as it is reading one. A collection to take your time with, immerse yourself in. It’s a book filled with unique styles.’ Rowan’s Reviews, Good Reads