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Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'Full of suspense, Harmless, is the tightly woven story of eight year old Amanda, whose father is in prison, and Rattuwat, a Thai man burying his daughter in a strange land.

Abandoning their broken-down car on the way to the prison's visiting hour, Amanda and Rattuwat venture into the trackless scrub of Australia's outer suburbs. As the day heats up, the sense of menace intensifies and each of them enters the no-man's-land between safety and peril. With the right kind of mindfulness, William Blake tells us, one can behold infinity in a grain of sand.

In the grainy bush tracks of the outer eastern suburbs of Perth, the whole canvas of contemporary Australian life - the ethnic diversity, its violence, its growing divisions of class and economic status, its convoluted history of linkage with South East Asia - is made vivid and visible in this remarkable novella.' (Publisher's blurb)

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  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2013 .
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      Extent: 137p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 20th March 2013
      ISBN: 9781922089045 (pbk.) :

Works about this Work

The Year’s Work in Fiction Robyn Mundy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 59 no. 1 2014; (p. 124-143)

— Review of Elephants in the Bush and Other Yamatji Yarns Clarrie Cameron 2013 single work prose life story ; An Elegant Young Man Luke Carman 2013 selected work short story ; The Incredible Here and Now Felicity Castagna 2013 single work novel ; Elemental Amanda Curtin 2013 single work novel ; Now Showing Ron Elliott 2013 selected work short story ; The Heaven I Swallowed Rachel Hennessy 2008 single work novel ; Stella's Sea Sally-Ann Jones 2013 single work novel ; The Young Desire It : A Novel Seaforth MacKenzie 1937 single work novel ; Inland Gerald Murnane 1988 single work novel ; White Light Mark O'Flynn 2013 selected work short story ; Knitting and Other Stories : Margaret River Short Story Competition 2013 2013 selected work short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2013 2013 selected work short story ; The Rosie Project Graeme Charles Simsion 2013 single work novel ; Lives of the Dead Jane Skelton 2013 selected work short story ; The Double (And Other Stories) Maria Takolander 2013 selected work short story ; Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel ; Letters to the End of Love Yvette Walker 2013 single work novel ; Eyrie Tim Winton 2013 single work novel ; The Swan Book Alexis Wright 2013 single work novel
Accidental Family at Heart of a Darker, More Complex Australia Fiona Wright , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel
Wanderers in the Wilderness Hint at Rare Chance of Rebirth Dorothy Johnston , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 April 2013; (p. 21) The Age , 27 April 2013; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel
Bonfire Milly Main , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 351 2013;

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 April 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel ; Into My Arms Kylie Ladd 2013 single work novel
'Not Quite Broken' Tony Birch , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , April 2013;

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel
Accidental Family at Heart of a Darker, More Complex Australia Fiona Wright , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 13-14 April 2013; (p. 23)

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel
Wanderers in the Wilderness Hint at Rare Chance of Rebirth Dorothy Johnston , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 April 2013; (p. 21) The Age , 27 April 2013; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 30-31)

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel
Bonfire Milly Main , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 351 2013;

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 27 April 2013; (p. 26)

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel ; Into My Arms Kylie Ladd 2013 single work novel
'Not Quite Broken' Tony Birch , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , April 2013;

— Review of Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel
The Year’s Work in Fiction Robyn Mundy , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 59 no. 1 2014; (p. 124-143)

— Review of Elephants in the Bush and Other Yamatji Yarns Clarrie Cameron 2013 single work prose life story ; An Elegant Young Man Luke Carman 2013 selected work short story ; The Incredible Here and Now Felicity Castagna 2013 single work novel ; Elemental Amanda Curtin 2013 single work novel ; Now Showing Ron Elliott 2013 selected work short story ; The Heaven I Swallowed Rachel Hennessy 2008 single work novel ; Stella's Sea Sally-Ann Jones 2013 single work novel ; The Young Desire It : A Novel Seaforth MacKenzie 1937 single work novel ; Inland Gerald Murnane 1988 single work novel ; White Light Mark O'Flynn 2013 selected work short story ; Knitting and Other Stories : Margaret River Short Story Competition 2013 2013 selected work short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2013 2013 selected work short story ; The Rosie Project Graeme Charles Simsion 2013 single work novel ; Lives of the Dead Jane Skelton 2013 selected work short story ; The Double (And Other Stories) Maria Takolander 2013 selected work short story ; Harmless Julienne Van Loon 2013 single work novel ; Letters to the End of Love Yvette Walker 2013 single work novel ; Eyrie Tim Winton 2013 single work novel ; The Swan Book Alexis Wright 2013 single work novel
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