The Kiss single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2000 2000
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form y The Kiss Ashlee Page , Australia : Sacred Cow Films , 2010 Z1780975 2010 single work film/TV

'Returning home through the scrub after a night out two teenage girls seek respite from the stifling heat. Fuelled by cheap alcohol and teenage hormones they make their way to an isolated fire-water tank, lured by the promise of cool water. Once inside the tank the intimate mood takes a dangerous turn when they discover they are trapped with no way out.'

Source: (Sighted 23/05/2011).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Serialised by: The Adelaide Review 1984 periodical (370 issues)
First instalment: January 2011 Final instalment: February 2011
  • Appears in:
    y The Adelaide Review no. 198 March 2000 Z604269 2000 periodical issue 2000 pg. 24-26
  • Appears in:
    y Penguin Australian Summer Stories 3 Clare Forster (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 2000 Z982802 2000 anthology short story extract Ringwood : Penguin , 2000 pg. 211-231
  • Appears in:
    y The List of All Answers : Collected Stories Peter Goldsworthy , Camberwell : Viking , 2004 Z1114803 2004 selected work short story Camberwell : Viking , 2004 pg. 1-18
  • Appears in:
    y On the Edge : Thirty Modern Australian Short Stories Barry Oakley (editor), Rowville : Five Mile Press , 2005 Z1204831 2005 anthology short story extract autobiography (taught in 1 units) Rowville : Five Mile Press , 2005 pg. 20-39
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 1240-1252

Works about this Work

From Page to Stage, a Balancing Act Peter Goldsworthy , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 May 2011; (p. 14)
From Page to Stage, a Balancing Act Peter Goldsworthy , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 19 May 2011; (p. 14)
Last amended 20 Jan 2012