The Sea Is Going to France single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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  • Appears in:
    y Australian Short Stories no. 11 1985 Z390228 1985 periodical issue 1985 pg. 53-54
  • Appears in:
    y The Common Rat Carmel Bird , Ringwood : McPhee Gribble , 1993 Z166109 1993 selected work short story prose autobiography essay These twenty-nine stories and essays bring into strange focus the beauty, violence and irony of everyday day life. Carmel Bird's language is elegant, deadpan, and her dark fables of the last decade of the twentieth century delight and startle. (Source: back cover) Ringwood : McPhee Gribble , 1993 pg. 87-90
  • Appears in:
    y The Essential Bird Carmel Bird , London Sydney : Fourth Estate , 2005 Z1190499 2005 selected work short story essay biography prose

    Enter the world of a murdered socialite, be consumed by rural madness, be ignited by the longings of an obsessive optometrist, engrossed by unorthodox book-binding, and moved by a heartbreaking meditation on the Oklahoma bombings. With its bewitching language, full of subtle harmonies and rhythms, The Essential Bird takes the reader on a voyage that delights, amazes and fascinates. Carmel Bird weaves fact, fantasy and history into a shimmering fabric of fiction that creates a world of hyper-reality both tender and profound. (Source: back cover)

    London Sydney : Fourth Estate , 2005
    pg. 298-301
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