The White Hole of Bombay single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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  • Dedication: for Murray Bail

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Stories 2008 Delia Falconer (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 Z1535129 2008 anthology short story (taught in 1 units) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2008 pg. 59-72
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Stories : A Ten Year Collection Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2011 Z1771915 2011 anthology short story (taught in 1 units) Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2011 pg. 23-34
  • Appears in:
    y Stories From Other Places Nicholas Shakespeare , London : Harvill Secker , 2015 9063089 2015 selected work single work short story

    'Nicholas Shakespeare's collected stories take us across oceans and continents into the intimate lives of his characters and the dilemmas and temptations they face. The opening novella, ‘Oddfellows', tells the little-known history of horrifying events that occurred on 1 January 1915 in the Australian outback town of Broken Hill, where, on the citizens' annual picnic outing, the only enemy attack to occur on Australian soil during the First World War took them by surprise.

    'The other stories range through India, Africa, Argentina and Canada, and include a magnificent tale of civic folly which sees an unreliable young councillor from the Bolivian mining town of Oruro lose himself in the seductions of Paris while trying to commission a bronze statue of his local hero. All of them showcase Shakespeare's talent for insight and drama, and his fascination with connection and disconnection and cultural misunderstanding. ' (Publication summary)

    London : Harvill Secker , 2015
    pg. 102-121
Last amended 19 Sep 2011 15:07:06
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    South Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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