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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Hungry for God
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' this was the part of the memory she didn't tell anyone :  him standing in the drive, ready to burn. The silence aster she cut the engine. The country darkness was a heavy clean black, the stars sharp, but she was washed with light from the porch and her car. We she got closer she saw he was trembling, shivering, crying; wild hair and eys, jerry can in his hands. (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Pulse Points : Stories Jennifer Down , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2017 11679894 2017 selected work short story

    'The characters in Jennifer Down’s Pulse Points live in small dusty towns, glittering exotic cities and slow droll suburbs; they are mourners, survivors and perpetrators. 

    'In the award-winning ‘Aokigahara’, a young woman travels to the sea of trees in Japan to say goodbye. In ‘Coarsegold’, a woman conducts an illicit affair while her recovering girlfriend works the overnight motel shift in the middle of nowhere. In ‘Dogs’, Foggo runs an unruly gang of bored, cruel boys with a scent for fresh meat. In ‘Pressure Okay’ a middle-aged man goes to the theatre, gets a massage, remembers his departed wife, navigates the long game of grief with his adult daughter.' (Publication Summary)

    Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2017
    pg. 167- 174
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