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Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 Orbiting
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'Every Saturday the boys of Acacia heights turn the communal pool into party central. They set up the stereo, barbecue a family-pack of sausages and demolish a carton. Some days a fire starts up across the lake; mushroom cloud appears on the horizon and the smell of smoke drifts across the car park. Some boys stay. Some take off, sardined into a beaten-up Lancer, taking corners in third, hoping to watch the carnage. When the flames die down they come back, dive-bomb the pool, pushing and shoving, still high on adrenalin. I stay inside, watch smoke drift across the lake, thank fate for the changing wind, the suburb's sprawl that's kept me at a distance...' (Abstract)

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    y Meanjin vol. 73 no. 1 2014 7126783 2014 periodical issue

    'In recent months, the ‘W’ word seems to have become increasingly prominent in this country’s public discourse. Concerned educators have used it in reaction to the news of a planned national curriculum review, the Prime Minister used it when explaining his reasons for restricting the flow of information about incoming asylum seekers, and journalists have even used it to describe the current government’s attitude to renewable energies. The word is, of course, war. ' (Introduction)

    pg. 173-178
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