Author(s): Dallas Angguish
The stories included in Anywhere But Here share common themes: eccentricity, displacement, and the author's own sense of being an outsider, an observer of the unique and myrad forms of self-expression.
These stories are a mixture of travel tale, memoir and fiction. They range in setting from the Deep South of the United states to Prague and London in Europe and locations in North Easter Australia. The stories are sometimes factual, sometimes purely fiction but more often than not are an enigmatic blending of the two.
Angguish was born in Toowoomba, a small town in rural Queensland, often referred to as 'Australia's Alabama'. Toowoomba is known for trhee things: flowers, oddballs and, being in the mountains, unpredictable weather.