y Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia selected work   short story   travel  
Alternative title: Stories of Travel in Asia
Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'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.)

Notes

  • Dedication:
    This book is dedicated to Michael Stevenson,
    my travel partner in love and in life.

    With special thanks to my parents Tony and Sandy Castagna,
    for all their support.
  • A selection of thematically linked travel stories.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Yarraville, Footscray - Maribyrnong area, Melbourne - West, Melbourne, Victoria,: Transit Lounge , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Next : Cameron Highlands, Malaysia, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 9-19)
The River Baptists : Belaga, Borneo, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 20-28)
Rituals : Jakarta, Indonesia, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 29-43)
Breathe, Felicity Castagna , 2008 single work short story Breathe : Luang Prabang, Laos (p. 44-53)
Note: With title: Breathe : Luang Prabang, Laos
Sex, My Mother and the Indonesians, Felicity Castagna , 2008 single work short story Learning Indonesian : Bali, Indonesia (p. 54-62)
Note: With title: Learning Indonesian : Bali, Indonesia
Cold, Felicity Castagna , 2010 single work short story Cold : Innner Mongolia, China (p. 63-71)
Note: With title: Cold : Innner Mongolia, China
Small Indiscretions : Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 72-81)
(Un)familiar : Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel
The story presents an example of 'dark tourism': an attraction or fascination with seeking out sites of atrocities.
(p. 82-93)
Falling in Macau, Felicity Castagna , 2010 single work short story Falling in Macau : Cotai, Macau (p. 94-105)
Note: With title: Falling in Macau : Cotai, Macau
Transition, Felicity Castagna , 2008 single work short story Transition : Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong (p. 106-115)
Note: With title: Transition : Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
Borderlands : River Kwai Yei, Thailand, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 116-132)
A Lesson in English Grammar, Felicity Castagna , 2010 single work autobiography A Lesson in English Grammar : Shanghai, China (p. 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
Home : Changi Singapore, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 145-156)
Cowboys, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story Cowboys : Gili Trawangan, Indonesia (p. 157-167)
Note: With title: Cowboys : Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
Refuge, Felicity Castagna , 2008 single work short story Refuge : Kota Bahru, Malaysia (p. 168-175)
Note: With title: Refuge : Kota Bahru, Malaysia
Last Train, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story Last Train : Dalat Vietnam (p. 176-187)
Note: With title: Last Train : Dalat Vietnam
Complete : Phuket, Thailand, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 188-198)
The Wanting : Poipet, Cambodia, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 199-206)
Friends : Van Vieng, Laos, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 207-217)
Making Stories, Felicity Castagna , 2011 single work short story travel (p. 218-225)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

In Which Travel is Boring Ellena Savage , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Songlines Bruce Chatwin 1987 single work prose ; Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia Felicity Castagna 2011 selected work short story ; Melbourne Sophie Cunningham 2011 single work prose
Off the Shelf : Stories Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30 July 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia Felicity Castagna 2011 selected work short story
Off the Shelf : Stories Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30 July 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia Felicity Castagna 2011 selected work short story
Untitled Kate Stephenson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia Felicity Castagna 2011 selected work short story
Off the Shelf : Stories Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30 July 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia Felicity Castagna 2011 selected work short story
Off the Shelf : Stories Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 30 July 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia Felicity Castagna 2011 selected work short story
Untitled Kate Stephenson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 91 no. 1 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia Felicity Castagna 2011 selected work short story
In Which Travel is Boring Ellena Savage , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Lifted Brow , no. 14 2012; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Songlines Bruce Chatwin 1987 single work prose ; Small Indiscretions : Stories of Travel in Asia Felicity Castagna 2011 selected work short story ; Melbourne Sophie Cunningham 2011 single work prose
Last amended 19 Dec 2012 11:54:23
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