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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Turncoat
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'The afternoons when Murray got home first, he liked to take the dog for a walk down to the foreshore. In winter the fat palms shivered. Murray spent his days with trees. Naming them, measuring them, collecting the soil they stood up in. He lived in St Kilda for thirty-odd years, but sometimes the sour smells of rotting seaweed and dim sims and car fumes still surprised him. he had habit of sniffing his fingers to see if they still smelt of the forest at the end of the day. They never did, but sometimes his nails were still caked with soil.' (Introduction)

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Overland no. 213 Summer 2013 6949845 2013 periodical issue 2013 pg. 33-40
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Award Winning Australian Writing 2014 Chloe Brien (editor), Melbourne : Melbourne Books , 2014 7921513 2014 anthology poetry short story Melbourne : Melbourne Books , 2014 pg. 151-160
  • Appears in:
    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. 51-62
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