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  • Author: John Kinsella
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin The Long Arm; On Crime and Law vol. 66 no. 3 2007 Z1435868 2007 periodical issue 2007 pg. 39-42
  • Appears in:
    y In the Shade of the Shady Tree : Stories of Wheatbelt Australia John Kinsella , Athens : Swallow Press Ohio University Press , 2012 Z1853424 2012 selected work short story (taught in 1 units)

    'In the Shade of the Shady Tree is a collection of stories set in the Western Australian wheatbelt, a vast grain-growing area that ranges across the southwestern end of the immense Australian interior. Kinsella's stories offer glimpses into the lives of the people who call this area home.

    Cast against a backdrop of indigenous dispossession, settler migration, and the destructive impact of land-clearing and monocultural farming methods, the stories offer moments of connection with the inhabitants, ranging from the matter-of-fact to the bizarre and inexplicable. Something about the nature of the place wrestles with all human interactions and affects their outcomes. The land itself is a dominant character, with dust, gnarled scrubland, and the need for rain underpinning human endeavour.

    Inflected with both contemporary ideas of short fiction and the "everyman" tradition of Australian storytelling, this collection will introduce many readers to a new landscape and unforgettable characters' (Publisher's blurb).

    Athens : Swallow Press Ohio University Press , 2012
    pg. 120-124
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