Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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  • Epigraph: That's the wise thrush; he sings each song twice over,

    Lest you should think he never could recapture

    The first fine careless rapture! - Robert Browning.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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Author's note: A version of this story was published in Best Australian Stories 2006..since then the story has continued to 'tell itself' and has grown into this second, quite different version.
  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin Eternal Summer vol. 66-67 no. 4-1 2007-2008 Z1487359 2007-2008 periodical issue 2007-2008 pg. 219-226
  • Appears in:
    y Where There's Smoke : Outstanding Short Stories by Australian Men Black Inc. (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2015 8700359 2015 anthology short story

    'Where There's Smoke presents outstanding short fiction by Australia's finest male writers. These are tales of love, secrets, doubt and torment, the everyday and the extraordinary.

    'A man sleeps at the site of a massacre and wakes refreshed. An unassuming piano tuner is sent off to contribute to the war effort. A woman with Alzheimer's is dragged along by her interfering son to visit Uluru.

    'Brilliant, shocking and profound, these tales will leave you reeling in ways that only a great short story can.

    'Chris Womersley Murray Bail Tim Winton Rodney Hall David Malouf Tony Birch Shane Maloney Ryan O'Neill Nam Le * Kim Scott

    'and many more' (Publication summary)

    Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2015
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