A Lesson in English Grammar single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010 2010
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Alternative title: A Lesson in English Grammar : Shanghai, China
  • Appears in:
    y Perilous Adventures vol. 10 no. 2 2010 Z1690071 2010 periodical issue 2010
  • Appears in:
    y Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia Stories of Travel in Asia Felicity Castagna , Yarraville : Transit Lounge , 2011 Z1795392 2011 selected work short story travel 'A traveller becomes a Monroe impersonator in the casinos of Macau. An obsessive son of Australians living in Jakarta confronts his strange rituals. A young woman is trapped in the boredom of her father's ministry in exotic Borneo. A daughter defies her mother and travels to Bali.

    'Castagna's twenty stories range across countries: including Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos and China, deftly exploring the relationships of parents and children, lovers and enemies, the transient and the resident. In the spirit of Rattawatt Lapacharoensap's Sightseeing, Castagna's fiction powerfully captures the landscapes and cultures of Asia and the intriguing interactions of Westerners with it.' (From the publisher's website.)
    Yarraville : Transit Lounge , 2011
    pg. 133-144
    Note: With title: A Lesson in English Grammar : Shanghai, China

    Epigraph: 'All I did was write about a bunch of kids from a socialist country who took a lot of drugs. Our minds were empty but drugs couldn't give us imagination. A lot of crazy things have happened.'
    From Candy by Mian Mian
Last amended 19 Dec 2012
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    East Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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