Shooting the Fox single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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  • The title for this story evolved from a telephone conversation between Marion Halligan and Carmel Bird. Other phrases also offered themselves in the conversation. Each writer then conceived and wrote a story based around the phrases and images discussed.

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  • Appears in:
    y Island no. 100 Autumn 2005 Z1190300 2005 periodical issue 2005 pg. 177-186
  • Appears in:
    y Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011 Z1779676 2011 selected work short story 'Life in all its richness is reflected in this superb new collection from one of Australia's most acclaimed short story writers. Love and loss, sex and death, and the great pleasures of food, wine and reading all populate its pages.

    'Shooting the Fox is brimming with surprising characters - the virgin and the pornographer, the adulterer, the translator, the defecting diplomat - and the inconveniences of modernity. In the end, though, it is a collection of stories about happiness, its circuitous routes, its surprising outcomes, and the consequences when we fail in its pursuit.' (From the publisher's website.)
    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2011
    pg. 1-18
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Stories 2011 Cate Kennedy (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2011 Z1812773 2011 anthology short story (taught in 3 units) 'In The Best Australian Stories 2011, Cate Kennedy selects the year’s most outstanding short fiction. Featuring much loved masters as well as exciting new voices, this book is a perfect introduction to Australia’s best contemporary fiction.' (From the publisher's website.) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2011 pg. 168-179
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