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Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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'Beneath a vast constructed/deconstructed landscape (both human and geographic) lies a labyrinth of disused mineshafts. It is a landscape in which vast saline lakes suddenly appear overnight, in which wheat babies disappear into wheat fields, in which lizards are mistaken for rocks, in which a huge grain silo becomes a cathedral and a gold front-end loader the angel of the apocalypse. It is a place where history repeats/mirrors itself and is populated by doppelganagers and we find ourselves following the after-image of the phosphene as though it was a manuscript hoping for illumination.

'The book deals with multiplicity of perception - through history/memory, national mythologies, families and writing (blood and ink), puzzles and their reasons - which might be said to be their execution.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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  • Available as sound recording and in large print format.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Definition and Exchange: Australian Fiction 1988-90 Brian Edwards , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 8 1992; (p. 165-173)
Oceana Fine Follows Fashion Fiction... Adrian Mitchell , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 5 no. 1 1991; (p. 63)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
Our Best Fiction John MacGregor , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , December-January vol. 2 no. 6 1990-1991; (p. 44-45)
Author Wins Top Award 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 June 1990; (p. 15)
`Great Big Book' Takes Franklin Award William Fraser , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 June 1990; (p. 2)
Long Time Coming, but Each Line a Winner Jane Hammond , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 June 1990; (p. 3)
Sydney Author's Literary Double 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 June 1990; (p. 3)
Second Major Prize for Book 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 June 1990; (p. 16)
A Fine Line in Mythology Hilary Irvin (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: The Writer's News , January vol. 4 no. 7 1990; (p. 16-17)
Time Travellers Helen Daniel , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald (Sunday Review) , 2 December 1990; (p. 37)
Tom Flood Wins Literary Prize 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 22 June 1990; (p. 3)
A Taste of the Wheat Belt Gothic Jane Sullivan , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 22 June 1990; (p. 13)
`Won't Make Me a Better Writer' 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: The Writer's News , July vol. 5 no. 1 1990; (p. 1)
A Big Book With the Lot Candida Baker , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 1990; (p. 10)
Another Premier's Literary Award Goes to Flood for `Oceana Fine' Jane Sullivan , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 13 September 1990; (p. 14)
Plotting 5, a Quarterly Account of Recent Fiction Helen Daniel , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , February no. 117 1990; (p. 52-57)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel ; The New Diversity : Australian Fiction : 1970-88 Ken Gelder Paul Salzman 1989 selected work criticism ; A Man of Marbles Rod Usher 1989 single work novel ; The Mountain Graham Henderson 1989 single work novel
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 August 1990; (p. 75)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel ; The Slow Natives Thea Astley 1965 single work novel ; Wild Cat Falling Colin Johnson 1965 single work novel
Mystery Amid the Silos Lon Bram , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 June 1990; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
The Language of Inner and Outer Landscapes Helen Dakin , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 50 no. 2 1990; (p. 252-253)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
Untitled Michael Heald , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , September vol. 35 no. 3 1990; (p. 93-94)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
Oceana's Fine and So's the Mountain Helen Daniel , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 11-12 November 1989; (p. 7)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel ; The Mountain Graham Henderson 1989 single work novel
Fiction Threatens to Swallow the Reader Katharine England , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 December 1989; (p. 15)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel ; The Mountain Graham Henderson 1989 single work novel
Plotting 5, a Quarterly Account of Recent Fiction Helen Daniel , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , February no. 117 1990; (p. 52-57)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel ; The New Diversity : Australian Fiction : 1970-88 Ken Gelder Paul Salzman 1989 selected work criticism ; A Man of Marbles Rod Usher 1989 single work novel ; The Mountain Graham Henderson 1989 single work novel
Contemporary Writing : the Mark of Quality A. P. Riemer , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 November 1989; (p. 86)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel ; The Initiate Justin D'Ath 1989 single work novel ; Maestro Peter Goldsworthy 1989 single work novel
Few Faltering Notes from Goldsworthy Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 November 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel ; Maestro Peter Goldsworthy 1989 single work novel
New Paperbacks Robin Lucas , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 18 August 1990; (p. 75)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel ; The Slow Natives Thea Astley 1965 single work novel ; Wild Cat Falling Colin Johnson 1965 single work novel
Mystery of the Ocean of Wheat Brian Matthews , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 18 November 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
Mystery Amid the Silos Lon Bram , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 9 June 1990; (p. wkd 7)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
The Language of Inner and Outer Landscapes Helen Dakin , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , June vol. 50 no. 2 1990; (p. 252-253)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
Untitled Michael Heald , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , September vol. 35 no. 3 1990; (p. 93-94)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
Paperbacks 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 1-2 September 1990; (p. rev 6)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
Wheat Into Words Robert Brain , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , September no. 8-9 1990; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
Oceana Fine Follows Fashion Fiction... Adrian Mitchell , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 5 no. 1 1991; (p. 63)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood 1989 single work novel
Our Best Fiction John MacGregor , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , December-January vol. 2 no. 6 1990-1991; (p. 44-45)
Snapshots and Memory's Alchemy Tom Flood , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 11-12 November 1989; (p. 7)
Author Wins Top Award 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 June 1990; (p. 15)
`Great Big Book' Takes Franklin Award William Fraser , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 June 1990; (p. 2)
Long Time Coming, but Each Line a Winner Jane Hammond , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 June 1990; (p. 3)
Sydney Author's Literary Double 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 22 June 1990; (p. 3)
Second Major Prize for Book 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 June 1990; (p. 16)
A Fine Line in Mythology Hilary Irvin (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: The Writer's News , January vol. 4 no. 7 1990; (p. 16-17)
Time Travellers Helen Daniel , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sunday Herald (Sunday Review) , 2 December 1990; (p. 37)
Tom Flood Wins Literary Prize 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 22 June 1990; (p. 3)
A Taste of the Wheat Belt Gothic Jane Sullivan , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 22 June 1990; (p. 13)
Literary Son Spawns Winning Family Saga Berwyn Lewis , 1988 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 1988; (p. 11)
Definition and Exchange: Australian Fiction 1988-90 Brian Edwards , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 8 1992; (p. 165-173)
`Won't Make Me a Better Writer' 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: The Writer's News , July vol. 5 no. 1 1990; (p. 1)
A Big Book With the Lot Candida Baker , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 7 July 1990; (p. 10)
Another Premier's Literary Award Goes to Flood for `Oceana Fine' Jane Sullivan , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 13 September 1990; (p. 14)
Foreword : Million-Dollar Myer Magic Elizabeth Swanson , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 7-8 October 1989; (p. 8)
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