y Like a House on Fire selected work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'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.)

Notes

  • Dedication : For the friends who've stuck around for many years, still talking, still laughing, still sitting around the fire, these stories are for you, with love and gratitude.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Brunswick, Brunswick - Coburg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Flexion, Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work short story (p. 1-16)
Ashes, Cate Kennedy , 2012 single work short story (p. 17-33)
Laminex and Mirrors, Cate Kennedy , 2011 single work short story (p. 35-56)
Tender, Cate Kennedy , 2007 single work short story (p. 57-72)
Like a House on Fire, Cate Kennedy , 2012 single work short story (p. 73-93)
Five Dollar Family, Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work short story (p. 95-113)
Cross-Country, Cate Kennedy , 2012 single work short story (p. 115-126)
Sleepers, Cate Kennedy , 2012 single work short story (p. 127-139)
Whirlpool, Cate Kennedy , 2011-2012 single work short story (p. 141-153)
Cake, Cate Kennedy , 2012 single work short story (p. 155-179)
White Spirit, Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work short story (p. 181-195)
Little Plastic Shipwreck, Cate Kennedy , 2012 single work short story (p. 181-209)
Waiting, Cate Kennedy , 2012 single work short story (p. 211-218)
Static, Cate Kennedy , 2010 single work short story (p. 219-237)
Seventy-Two Derwents, Cate Kennedy , 2011 single work short story fantasy (p. 239-277)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Brunswick, Brunswick - Coburg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2012 .
      Extent: 277p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: October 2012.
      ISBN: 9781922070067 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Stella Award Women Writers Line up for Prize 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 March 2013; (p. 34)
Domestic Fiction Jennifer Mills , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , March 2013;

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
Untitled Meg Whelan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
Home Fires Too Close for Comfort James Ley , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 October 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
From the Wells of Human Vulnerability Michael McGirr , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 17 November 2012; (p. 27) The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 November 2012; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
The Aspirational Anthony Lynch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 346 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
Bookmark Patrick Allington , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 November 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story ; Hemisphere Travel Guides : Las Vegas For Vegans A. S. Patrić 2011 single work short story
Fifty Shades of Great Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 3)
So many books, so little time - literary editor Susan Wyndham rounds up the years best.
Untitled Meg Whelan , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 21)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
Home Fires Too Close for Comfort James Ley , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 October 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
From the Wells of Human Vulnerability Michael McGirr , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 17 November 2012; (p. 27) The Sydney Morning Herald , 17-18 November 2012; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
The Aspirational Anthony Lynch , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 346 2012; (p. 29)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
Bookmark Patrick Allington , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 November 2012; (p. 34)

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story ; Hemisphere Travel Guides : Las Vegas For Vegans A. S. Patrić 2011 single work short story
Domestic Fiction Jennifer Mills , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , March 2013;

— Review of Like a House on Fire Cate Kennedy 2012 selected work short story
Fifty Shades of Great Susan Wyndham , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 3)
So many books, so little time - literary editor Susan Wyndham rounds up the years best.
Stella Award Women Writers Line up for Prize 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 21 March 2013; (p. 34)
Last amended 5 Sep 2013 08:19:48
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