y The Twelfth Fish single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'In the small rural Queensland town of Lawson, where the people are still reeling from the arrival of the 1990s and modernity, surfie teacher Lawrence Lalor is condemned to servitude by the Catholic Education League. From his veranda and the pub, he quickly learns the secrets of life in the bush.

'While Lawson is just another "dead- kangaroo-on-the-side- of-the-road" country town with its streets named after saints, Lawrence is quick to learn that beneath its simple surface, it is a town of depth and deception.

'Drunken mistakes, accidental friendships, adultery, love, murder and the arcane practice of fish counting lead Lawrence to the discovery that courage and dignity are more rare than precious. Lawrence Lalor's journey through Lawson - the jewel of the west - gouges a scar on his emotional landscape that will stay with him forever.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Leanne Scoines, who makes it all worthwhile
  • Epigraph: Terra nullius The land of no-one. The Macquarie Dictionary Second Edition (1991)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: The Vulgar Press , 2008 .
      Extent: 237p.
      ISBN: 9780977504763 (pbk.)

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The Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2008; (p. 9)
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— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2008; (p. 11)

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First Flights of Fancy Jo Case , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of Turtle Gary Bryson 2008 single work novel ; Cooee : A Novel Vivienne Kelly 2008 single work novel ; The Twelfth Fish Graham Perrett 2008 single work novel ; Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
Prose from the Pollie's Pen Paul Maley , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2008; (p. 11)

— Review of The Twelfth Fish Graham Perrett 2008 single work novel
Political Games and Real Life Collide Ross Peake , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 October 2008; (p. 17)

— Review of The Twelfth Fish Graham Perrett 2008 single work novel ; Political Animals Sonya Voumard 2008 single work novel
First Flights of Fancy Jo Case , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 November 2008; (p. 23)

— Review of Turtle Gary Bryson 2008 single work novel ; Cooee : A Novel Vivienne Kelly 2008 single work novel ; The Twelfth Fish Graham Perrett 2008 single work novel ; Fugitive Blue Claire Thomas 2008 single work novel
The Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 October 2008; (p. 9)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report on the publication of Graham Perrett's novel The Twelfth Fish.
Fifty Shades of Graham Jennifer Maiden , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 30 September 2012; (p. 22)
Last amended 20 Aug 2009 10:43:19
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  • Queensland,
  • Country towns,
  • 1990s
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