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Wake single work   essay   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Wake
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'Wakes in real life were nothing like those in movies. The Introvert was trying to remember the last wake she had been to before this one. It was a week-long mourning ritual involving monks, a camera crew and so much food. It was her great grandfather's wake, and she was eleven. Photos of him showed him drinking liquor from bowls. He had no teeth, which made his cheeks and lips sag. The Introvert's mother would taunt her when ever she refused to brush her teeth as a child, pulling down her own cheeks until The Introvert shrieked and obliged.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Pencilled In no. 1 2017 11362651 2017 periodical issue

    'It is Brisbane Writer's Festival 2015, and I have had a grand total of 6 hours sleep in the past 50-or-so hours. I am tired and jittery, thanks to the three cups of coffee I downed that morning (I don't usually drink coffee!) and I am walking around the state library grounds with Krysi the producer. But I am also deliriously happy. I have just spent the past three days soaking the festival in, talking to and drinking with some incredible people.' (Editorial Introduction)

    pg. 38-39
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