Pressure Okay single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 Pressure Okay
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'He heard the that the MTC was putting on Summer of the Seventeenth Doll . He remembered studying it, and he remembered Kirsten studying thirty years later. He phoned her and asked if she'd like to go. Or it could have been her idea. Maybe she'd sent him one of her text messages. A photo of the advertisement on the side of a tram and a stream of question marks, like one of those puzzles in the paper where you had to make meaning from two oblique images He didn't remember precisely what the play was about. Something about men attracted to strong light, the way the sugarcane grew straight, yearly pilgrimages. he bought the tickets anyway.' (Introduction)

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    y The Sleepers Almanac X Zoe Dattner (editor), Louise Swinn (editor), Collingwood : Sleepers Publishing , 2015 9025594 2015 anthology short story

    'Every year for the past ten, the Sleepers editors have called for stories from around Australia - any length up to 10,000 words. The result is always a heartbreaking and hilarious combination of tales from established authors alongside emerging and completely new authors. Many Sleepers Almanac stories have gone on to be selected for the Best Australian Stories, a testament to the high quality of the stories in here. As this is the final Sleepers Almanac, this will become a collector’s edition.' (Publication summary)

    Collingwood : Sleepers Publishing , 2015
    pg. 1-12
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    y 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. 175-188
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