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Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'On a cold winter's night in the South Pacific, three people on a deserted Tongan resort island embark on a somewhat bitter-sweet mini-expedition through death, desire, and ideas of unambiguously ambiguous identity, leading to a startling finale of magical realism' (Philament contents page).


  • In an accompanying biography, Dickens states that 'this piece was inspired by stories her mother told her, and an all-too brief excursion to Tonga'.

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  • Appears in:
    y Philament Hauntings no. 13 December 2008 Z1562417 2008 periodical issue 2008 pg. 107-114
Last amended 24 Feb 2009