AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 2510836195078234688.jpg
Image courtesy of Pan Macmillan Australia
y separately published work icon Letter to George Clooney selected work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Letter to George Clooney
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'Debra Adelaide's new collection of short stories intricately maps both the sublime and the mundane landscape of ordinary lives, with her trademark dark wit and luminous intelligence. In 'Glory in the Flower', distinguished but disillusioned British poet, Bill, crosses the world on the promise of a prestigious literary festival only to find himself roughing it with an unlikely group of amateur poets, with surprising results. One man's attempt to negotiate the Australian taxation system reads like a noir thriller in 'The Pirate Map', and the minefield of internet dating explored in 'Chance' artfully balances the absurd and the dark side of the human psyche. 'Harder than Your Husband' follows a serious-minded administrator as he attempts to navigate the induction of a new, and rather perplexing, employee. And the final eclipsing story, Letter to George Clooney, opens a door into a world of terror and deprivation: searing in its devastating restraint, it demonstrates why Adelaide is one of the finest Australian writers of her generation.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

    -ee cummings

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Review : Letter to George Clooney Amy Baillieu , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 359 2014;

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
Review : Letter to George Clooney Heather Lunney , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2013; (p. 34)

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
Letter to George Clooney Barbara Baker , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21-22 September 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
A Jungle Beyond Gorgeous George Fiona Wright , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
Comedy and Tragedy Meet in the Shadow of a Star Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 26-27) The Age , 7 September 2013; (p. 27) The Canberra Times , 7 September 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
Comedy and Tragedy Meet in the Shadow of a Star Don Anderson , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 26-27) The Age , 7 September 2013; (p. 27) The Canberra Times , 7 September 2013; (p. 21)

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
A Jungle Beyond Gorgeous George Fiona Wright , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 7-8 September 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
Letter to George Clooney Barbara Baker , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 21-22 September 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
Review : Letter to George Clooney Amy Baillieu , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 359 2014;

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
Review : Letter to George Clooney Heather Lunney , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2013; (p. 34)

— Review of Letter to George Clooney Debra Adelaide , 2013 selected work short story
Last amended 19 Nov 2014 09:05:28
Newspapers:
    Powered by Trove
    X