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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Larisa and Romany, for Neila and Alice and in memory of Anni S., that we are part of others' stories. as they part of ours.
  • Book is divided into two sections: Birds of Innocence (pp. 7-77) and Curlew Country (pp. 83-159).
  • 'In this collection, Jena Woodhouse explores the taunting allure of dreams of flight. In a diverse range of stories arranged in two parts, she delicately traverses the aspirations which everyone harbours, which can either transport or engulf. The twin worlds of water and sky therefore are hauntingly invoked as being symbolic of these polar opposites. Evocative literary references pepper a text which is also distinguished by the poet’s sensibility, by an arresting insight into character, and by inventive shifts in narrative perspective. This is a richly nuanced collection from an accomplished writer of immense style and grace.' Robyn Sheahan-Bright

Contents

* Contents derived from the Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide - Enfield area, Adelaide - Northwest, Adelaide, South Australia,: Ginninderra Press , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Aunt Matilda's Party Dress, Jena Woodhouse , 2005 single work short story (p. 9-14)
Note: With title: Little Black Dress
The Agency of Water Quatrefoil, Jena Woodhouse , 2012 single work short story The Agency of Water Quatrefoil (p. 15-24)
Note: With title: The Agency of Water Quatrefoil.
An Uninvited Guest, Jena Woodhouse , 2014 single work short story (p. 25-32)
Against the Current, Jena Woodhouse , 1988 single work short story (p. 33-40)
The Gamblers, Jena Woodhouse , 1990 single work short story (p. 41-50)
Stopover in Budapest, Jena Woodhouse , 2014 single work short story (p. 51-54)
The Wall, Jena Woodhouse , 2007 single work short story (p. 55-60)
Note: With title: The Zeigarnik Effect
No Such Address, Jena Woodhouse , 2013 single work short story (p. 61-66)
Horns of a Dilemma, Jena Woodhouse , 1995 single work short story humour (p. 67-72)
The Girl and the Tiger, Jena Woodhouse , 2006 single work short story (p. 73-76) Section: w
Note: With title: The Tale of the Girl and the Tiger
Reading Rilke, Jena Woodhouse , 2004 single work short story (p. 77-82)
Voices in the Wind, Jena Woodhouse , 2006 single work short story
Cloistered on an island for a writers' retreat when cyclonic conditions arise, one woman is powerfully affected by the forces of nature, and by the unsettling presences she senses around her.
(p. 85-90)
Love Me Tender, Jena Woodhouse , 2014 single work short story (p. 91-96)
Fool's Gold, Jena Woodhouse , 2008 single work short story (p. 97-102)
None but the Lonely Heart, Jena Woodhouse , 2014 single work short story (p. 103-112)
Poor Blighter, Jena Woodhouse , 2014 single work short story (p. 113-118)
The Agency of Love Quatrefoil, Jena Woodhouse , 2014 single work short story (p. 119-130)
Vergissmeinnicht, Jena Woodhouse , 2014 single work short story (p. 131-146)
Billy Hunter, Jena Woodhouse , 2007 single work short story (p. 147-152)
The Curlew's Cry, Jena Woodhouse , 2014 single work short story (p. 153-158)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Review : Dreams of Flight Paul Sherman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Scope , October vol. 60 no. 9 2014;

— Review of Dreams of Flight Jena Woodhouse 2014 selected work short story
Coming up for Air Alison Cotes , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women’s Book Review , vol. 26 no. 1/2 2014;

— Review of Dreams of Flight Jena Woodhouse 2014 selected work short story
'DREAMS of flight. A flight towards or a flight from? Dreams of hope or of despair? This rich but immediately accessible collection of short stories leaves it up to the reader to decide the answers. But the metaphor of flight is more intricate than the simple idea of birds allows, although there are many of them in these stories with different fates. Another underlying image is that of water in all its aspects. From sea, to lake, to stream, water can trap us or give us freedom, especially when it’s combined with air, such as the experiences of the young photographer in the story “Stalking the Light,” “She is here, now, in the impressions of the moment, with the solitary canoeist whose craft draws a long chevron on the rose-tinted surface of the water below; with the cohort of ibis silhouetted against the forget-me-not blue unveiled by dispersing cloud above; with the kingfishers and herons and magpies who frequent the early-morning river bank: here, now in the strengthening light.”' (Author's introduction)
Review : Dreams of Flight Paul Sherman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Scope , October vol. 60 no. 9 2014;

— Review of Dreams of Flight Jena Woodhouse 2014 selected work short story
Coming up for Air Alison Cotes , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women’s Book Review , vol. 26 no. 1/2 2014;

— Review of Dreams of Flight Jena Woodhouse 2014 selected work short story
'DREAMS of flight. A flight towards or a flight from? Dreams of hope or of despair? This rich but immediately accessible collection of short stories leaves it up to the reader to decide the answers. But the metaphor of flight is more intricate than the simple idea of birds allows, although there are many of them in these stories with different fates. Another underlying image is that of water in all its aspects. From sea, to lake, to stream, water can trap us or give us freedom, especially when it’s combined with air, such as the experiences of the young photographer in the story “Stalking the Light,” “She is here, now, in the impressions of the moment, with the solitary canoeist whose craft draws a long chevron on the rose-tinted surface of the water below; with the cohort of ibis silhouetted against the forget-me-not blue unveiled by dispersing cloud above; with the kingfishers and herons and magpies who frequent the early-morning river bank: here, now in the strengthening light.”' (Author's introduction)
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