Five Dollar Family single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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  • Appears in:
    y Overland no. 194 Autumn 2009 Z1575104 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 28-37
  • Appears in:
    y Island no. 122 Spring 2010 Z1739205 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 121-131
  • Appears in:
    y Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy , Brunswick : Scribe , 2012 Z1891466 2012 selected work short story 'From prize-winning short-story writer Cate Kennedy comes a new collection to rival her highly acclaimed Dark Roots. In Like a House on Fire, Kennedy once again takes ordinary lives and dissects their ironies, injustices and pleasures with her humane eye and wry sense of humour. In 'Laminex and Mirrors', a young woman working as a cleaner in a hospital helps an elderly patient defy doctor's orders. In 'Cross-Country', a jilted lover manages to misinterpret her ex's new life. And in 'Ashes', a son accompanies his mother on a journey to scatter his father's remains, while lifelong resentments simmer in the background.

    'Cate Kennedy's poignant short stories find the beauty and tragedy in illness and mortality, life and love.' (From the publisher's website.)
    Brunswick : Scribe , 2012
    pg. 95-113
Last amended 14 Nov 2012
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