Bruno’s Song and other stories from the Northern Territory is an exciting and eclectic anthology featuring well-known writers alongside equally-talented newcomers. These stories, each told with a vivid sense of place, take us to outback stations past and present, from highways to suburban streets, from South America to Europe. In them, characters face dilemmas large and small: from terminal illness to unexpected pregnancies to barking dogs. Diversity is the hallmark of this collection. Contemporary dialogue sits alongside stories told in the vernacular. Comedy ranges from wry to riotous and realism runs the gamut from magic through to dirty.