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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Recipe
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Voula has recently been diagnosed with motor neurone disease. A Greek mother of two children, she stubbornly insists on continuing on as she did before, cooking and working. A bad fall at work costs her her job; she takes offense at one of her relatives bringing her food, declaring that she can cook for herself. Meanwhile, the family has no success in finding Iplex, an experimental drug that was patented and kept off the market.

After another bad fall, Voula is wheelchair-bound, dependent on her family to care for her. She feels that she is dying, and asks her daughter to make Voula's famous cherry flan, and drifts off as she waits for it.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Motor neurone disease.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Southerly Writing Disability vol. 76 no. 2 Andy Jackson (editor), David Brooks (editor), 2017 10817268 2017 periodical issue

    'This intriguing issue presents essays, memoir and creative work by disabled and non-disabled writers on the subjects of disability and of the interrelation of writing and disability.

    'Blind writer and critic Amanda Tink discusses the impact of Henry Lawson’s deafness on his style and created world. Ben Stubbs walks the streets of Adelaide blindfolded to learn more of the sightless city. Deaf author Jessica White discusses the deafness of Maud Praed. Josephine Taylor writes an incisive essay on Vulvodynia. There are discussions of visible and invisible disabilities, of the poetics of disability, of disability and silence, of little known or largely unrecognised disabilities, and of the difficulties confronting discussion of disability in the first place. There is also Southerly’s usual feast of reviews and recent Australian and New Zealand writing, including striking new works by Anthony Mannix, Elizabeth Holdsworth, Peter Boyle, Koraly Dimitriadis and many others.' (Publication summary)

    pg. 93-109
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