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. 187-195
  • 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. 13-24
  • Appears in:
    y Confessions and Memoirs : National Anthology of New Australian Writing Michael Wilding (editor), David A. Myers (editor), Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 2006 Z1317509 2006 anthology short story extract autobiography Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 2006 pg. 199-206
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