Small City Tales of Strangeness and Beauty

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Gillian Britton, Stephen Lawrence
Wakefield Press, 2009 - Adelaide (S. Aust.) - 197 pages
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'In these stories, poems and photographs with Adelaide as its theme, the city sighs with shifting sands. Its mornings swirl with readdressed mail and untended gardens, its afternoons seethe with melting bitumen and its nights crackle with heat, breakdown, the attrition of marriages. The city disgorges stories in the way waste yields coloured glass, not as a collector's item but as something being halted from passing out of memory.' - From the foreword by Brian Castro Contributors include: Nicholas Jose, Jude Aquilina, Rachel Hennessy, Anne Bartlett, Carol LeFevre, Jill Jones, Ken Bolton, Graham Rowlands and John Tranter, writing as Mark Pallas.
 

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Contents

Tributary leading onto Rundle Mall John De Laine
7
Boats for Hire David Mortimer
20
At Adelaide Writers Week Mary Manning
26
the grace Reniadctte Smith
47
At The Flash before work November morning Ken Bolton
62
Taking the Cake Steve Evans
72
Fashoda St Adelaide Graham Rowlands
81
So Long Dianne Kristel Thomell
88
On Reading an Electrical Meter
107
Thirst Anne Bartlett
118
Skin Nic Rowan
131
This House in Glenalta Stephen Lawrence
145
Going Going Alexandra Weaver
157
Opening Night West Beach Cameron Fuller
169
Glenelg Beach Courtney Black
184
On a Moonless Night at Grange David Ades
191

Picking a Fight with Colonel Light Michael Winkler
97

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