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Issue Details: First known date: 2021... 2021 The Airways
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'I had a body once before. I didn't always love it. I knew the skin as my limit, and there were times I longed to leave it. I knew better than to wish for this.

'This is the story of Yun. It's the story of Adam. Two young people. A familiar chase.

'But this is not a love story. It's a story of revenge, transformation, survival. Feel something, the body commands. Feel this. But it's a phantom . . . I go untouched.

'They want their body back.

'Who are we, if we lose hold of the body? What might we become?

'The Airways shifts between Sydney and Beijing, unsettling the boundaries of gender and power, consent and rage, self and other, and even life and death.

A powerful, inventive, and immersive novel from award-winning author Jennifer Mills.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Epigraph : 'Begin with the material' - Adrienne Rich
  • Epigraph: "没身不殆" - Tao Te Ching

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Other Formats

  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

[Review] The Airways Tessa Chudy , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 144 2021;

— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel
The Body Problem Oliver Reeson , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Sydney Review of Books , November 2021;

— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel
y separately published work icon At Home with Jennifer Mills Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23448370 2021 single work podcast interview

'Jennifer Mills is the author of the novels The AirwaysDyschroniaGone and The Diamond Anchor, as well as a collection of short stories, The Rest Is Weight. In 2019 Dyschronia was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia’s most prestigious prize for literary fiction, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, and the Aurealis Awards for science fiction.' (Production introduction)

Jennifer Mills : The Airways Jessica Stewart , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , October 2021;

— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel

'The Airways is Jennifer Mills’ third novel and ranges from Sydney to Beijing as it explores themes of infection and the banality of violence.' 

The Airways by Jennifer Mills Review : Deeply Vivacious and Arresting Ghost Story Fiona Wright , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 August 2021;

— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel
Jennifer Mills, The Airways Declan Fry , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 7-13 August 2021;

— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel

'Occasionally a book arrives that is so strange, so obscure, so crouched and brooding and – in the final analysis – mystifying, that you cannot begin to know what to make of it. Exhibit A: Jennifer Mills’ The Airways.'  (Introduction)

‘Gender Is a Kind of Haunting’ : Jennifer Mills Explores the Queer Potential of the Ghost Story in The Airways Walter Marsh , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 9 August 2021;

— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel

'Miles Franklin-shortlisted author’s new novel follows a ghost who can inhabit different bodies in a reflective take on the genre' 

Something in the Air : A Haunted Puzzle of a Novel Amy Baillieu , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 435 2021; (p. 16)

— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel

'There is something, or rather someone, in the air in Jennifer Mills’s dark fourth novel. The Airways represents another leap towards the uncanny for Mills, whose previous book, the Miles Franklin-shortlisted Dyschronia (2018), was already a departure from the more traditionally realist modes of her earlier novels, The Diamond Anchor (2009) and Gone (2011), and short story collection, The Rest Is Weight (2012).' (Introduction)

Exquisite Tale of Longing Diane Stubbings , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28 August 2021; (p. 6)

— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel
The Airways by Jennifer Mills Review : Deeply Vivacious and Arresting Ghost Story Fiona Wright , 2021 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 13 August 2021;

— Review of The Airways Jennifer Mills , 2021 single work novel
y separately published work icon At Home with Jennifer Mills Astrid Edwards (interviewer), Melbourne : Bad Producer Productions , 2021 23448370 2021 single work podcast interview

'Jennifer Mills is the author of the novels The AirwaysDyschroniaGone and The Diamond Anchor, as well as a collection of short stories, The Rest Is Weight. In 2019 Dyschronia was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award, Australia’s most prestigious prize for literary fiction, the Adelaide Festival Awards for Literature, and the Aurealis Awards for science fiction.' (Production introduction)

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