An Australian wine-maker tries to crack the Taiwanese market. Two holiday-makers in Spain decide to tell a lie about each other every meal. A man drives home from work trying not to dwell on what he has just done. From Arizona to Taipei to suburban Brisbane, Nick Earls's characters lead ordinary lives that, in these stories, become far from ordinary. Ranging widely in style, setting and narrator, Welcome to Normal vividly captures the uniqueness of the everyday through its author's eye for detail and his unfailing aim at the human heart. By turns playful and thought-provoking, these stories showcase the calibre and versatility of Nick Earls at his perceptive best.