Exit Stage Left is a collection of mostly Australian short stories that illuminate the difficulties encountered by new arrivals and visitors to Australia The stories, all true by the way, also illuminate the typical Australianness of those who work with or otherwise connect with them Renowned as the land with the biggest collection of dangerous wild life, Australia is a country that can be difficult to deal with even for the longer term Aussies and the combination of new arrivals and visitors with the Aussie tendency to take the Mickey reinforces the foreigner s view that Australia is really a dangerous place to visit Not true The collection also includes several stories that illuminate the difficulties and sometimes strange situations faced by many Australians who depart the country in search of a worldly experience