The Worm Turns
More Short Stories – a sequel to Bitter Aloes
Following the success of Marian Baxter’s first volume of short stories, Bitter Aloes, this sister collection of largely unpublished stories delves deeper into the mind of an empathic observer and consummate writer. This collection strengthens her reputation as an accomplished writer. Perhaps her most outstanding talent is the way she takes on the persona of the characters in her stories – as a teenage boy of mixed race, as a gung-ho press photographer, an adventurous widow, a stolid university professor, a grieving father turned hippie, a plagiarist poet, an earnest young Austrian musicologist, a wannabe suicide-committer, a student drug mule, a car thief – we can only admire her versatility.