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In Thought Crimes, Tim Richards takes the reader on a mind-bending ride through a world where nothing is quite as it seems. The lives these stories describe are almost ordinary - but an ambush lurks around every corner. A novice teacher accepts a job at an unconventional high school where students take 'self-expression' to odd and disturbing lengths. In a trendy beachside suburb, suspiciously perfect babies start appearing on young couples' doorsteps. A visitor from the future shakes the life out of a small Australian town. Blackly funny and irresistibly twisted, these stories peek behind the everyday appearance of things to explore unspoken fears and desires. Destined to become a cult classic, Thought Crimes is a one-way trip through the looking glass. 'Full of ideas, intellectual energy and finely honed black humour.'- Sydney Morning Herald'An impressive collection of short stories... literature that is both entertaining and also thought-provoking'- Courier Mail'This form suits [Richards] perfectly...These stories are genuinely imaginative and quietly unsettling thought experiments.'- Sunday Age M Magazine'A striking and powerful collection.'- Australian Book Review'Richards' best pieces hold you in a kind of poetic trance.'- the AustralianTim Richards' short stories have appeared in the Age, Meanjin, Overland, Heat, The Sleepers Almanac and The Best Australian Stories. He has worked as a television writer (Fast Forward) and script editor, as well as a script assessor and teacher of creative writing.