cover image A Kindness Cup

A Kindness Cup

Thea Astley / Author Penguin Books $6.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-14-

This chilling story tells of a small Australian town in the last century, and of the day when a group of white residents massacred some local blacks and took a terrible revenge on one of their own who had befriended them. ``Astley is a writer of astonishing gifts,'' praised PW . (Aug.)