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y The Rest Is Weight : Stories selected work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'Endorsed by Cate Kennedy, this is an eagerly awaited first story collection from an acclaimed young writer.

'The award-winning stories in The Rest is Weight reflect Mills’ years in Central Australia, as well as her travels to Mexico, Russia and China. The collection displays a confident diversity of narrative voices and a brevity in style.

'In 'The wind and other children', a girl searches for her lost grandmother while her parents quarrel at home; in 'Extra time', a man contemplates inertia after toxic contamination changes life in a remote Australian town; a woman imagines a mother’s love for her autistic son in 'The air you need'; and in 'Hello, Satan', a boy awaits his destiny at a roundabout at midnight, on the edge of a small town.

'In exploring the human, Jennifer Mills deftly weaves themes of longing, alienation, delusion, resilience, and love. Sometimes dreamy and hypnotic, sometimes comic and wry, these stories leave their mark. Collected or on their own, Mills’ fiction is both a joy and a wonder to read.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also large print.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Look Down with Me, Jennifer Mills , 2011 single work short story
The Wind and Other Children, Jennifer Mills , 2008 single work short story
Aperature, Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work short story
The Jungle Will Swallow Anything, Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work short story
Roadhouse, Jennifer Mills , 2006 single work short story
Truck driver Harry finds a friend in fellow driver Don.
Crow Season, Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work short story
The Milk in the Sky, Jennifer Mills , 2006 single work short story
The Capital of Missing Persons, Jennifer Mills , 2008 single work short story
Demolition, Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work short story
Reason, Jennifer Mills , 2007 single work short story
The Lap, Jennifer Mills , 2007 single work short story
Plain Indians, Jennifer Mills , 2008 single work short story
Hello, Satan, Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work short story
The Shipping Views, Jennifer Mills , 2008 single work short story
A Selfish Prayer, Jennifer Mills , 2007 single work short story
Mice, Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work short story
The Opposite of Peace, Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work short story
Architecture, Jennifer Mills , 2012 single work short story
Extra Time, Jennifer Mills , 2009 single work short story
An Innocent Man, Jennifer Mills , 2010 single work short story

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

A Year of Experimentation: Australian Fiction Moving On Nigel Krauth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 92-108)
A Novel Idea 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: UQ News , September no. 603 2012; (p. 14)
Untitled Carody Culver , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Untitled Carody Culver , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Shifting Ground Diane Stubbings , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 July 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Disquieting Journey into the Sinister Side Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 28 July 2012; (p. 31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 July 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 July 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story ; Darkness on the Edge of Town Jessie Cole 2012 single work novel
Stories for Weighing Out Lives Louise Swinn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 August 2012; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story ; To the Highlands Jon Doust 2012 single work novel
Untitled David Sornig , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 390 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Short Stories Meredith Lewin , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 September 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Parable of Promise and Poison Meredith Lewin , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 September 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Hallmarks of Desolation William Heyward , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 346 2012; (p. 67)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story ; Tarcutta Wake Josephine Rowe 2012 selected work short story
Untitled Carody Culver , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Untitled Carody Culver , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Shifting Ground Diane Stubbings , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 July 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Disquieting Journey into the Sinister Side Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 28 July 2012; (p. 31) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 July 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 28 July 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story ; Darkness on the Edge of Town Jessie Cole 2012 single work novel
Stories for Weighing Out Lives Louise Swinn , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 August 2012; (p. 22-23)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story ; To the Highlands Jon Doust 2012 single work novel
Untitled David Sornig , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , August no. 390 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Short Stories Meredith Lewin , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 September 2012; (p. 14)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Parable of Promise and Poison Meredith Lewin , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 23 September 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story
Hallmarks of Desolation William Heyward , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 346 2012; (p. 67)

— Review of The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills 2012 selected work short story ; Tarcutta Wake Josephine Rowe 2012 selected work short story
A Novel Idea 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: UQ News , September no. 603 2012; (p. 14)
A Year of Experimentation: Australian Fiction Moving On Nigel Krauth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 92-108)
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