Cartagena single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2006 2006
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  • Appears in:
    y A Public Space no. 2 2006 Z1551574 2006 periodical issue 2006
    Note: The journal's webpage provides an excerpt from 'Cartagena'.
  • Appears in:
    y Pushcart Prize XXXII : Best of the Small Presses, 2008 Bill Henderson (editor), New York (City) : Pushcart Press , 2007 Z1551628 2007 anthology short story New York (City) : Pushcart Press , 2007
  • Appears in:
    y The Boat Nam Le , Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2008 Z1495449 2008 selected work short story (taught in 42 units)

    'In the magnificent opening story, "Love and Honor and Pity and Pride and Compassion and Sacrifice," a young writer is urged by his friends to mine his father's experiences in Vietnam - and what seems at first a satire on turning one's life into literary commerce becomes a transcendent exploration of homeland, and the ties between father and son. "Cartagena" provides a visceral glimpse of life in Colombia as it enters the mind of a fourteen-year-old hit man facing the ultimate test. In "Meeting Elise" an ageing New York painter mourns his body's decline as he prepares to meet his daughter on the eve of her Carnegie Hall debut. And with graceful symmetry, the final, title story returns to Vietnam, to a fishing trawler crowded with refugees where a young woman's bond with a mother and her small son forces both women to a shattering decision.' (From the author's website.)

    Camberwell : Hamish Hamilton , 2008
    pg. 31-75
  • Appears in:
    y Wordlines : Contemporary Australian Writing Hilary McPhee , Melbourne : Five Mile Press , 2010 Z1705411 2010 anthology short story 'Influential Australian publisher and writer, Hilary McPhee returned from three years overseas to find the landscape of Australian writing had changed in a new and exciting way. In this inaugural edition of a new series, Hilary presents her favourite selection of recent Australian writing - writing that challenges, provokes, enthrals and entertains. Featuring work from thrilling new stars such as Amra Pajalic, Abigail Ulman and Nam Le, as well as the brilliant new work of established writers such as Gerald Murnane, Drusilla Modjeska, Cate Kennedy and Rod Jones.' (From the publisher's website.) Melbourne : Five Mile Press , 2010 pg. 1-49
Last amended 5 Oct 2010 12:30:03
Subjects:
  • Cartagena,
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    Colombia,
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    South America, Americas,
Settings:
  • Medellin,
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    Colombia,
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    South America, Americas,
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