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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Coda
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'Kathleen is facing old age alone. Between her selfish children - 'Brain' and his straying wife, and daughter Shamrock and Shamrock's hubby the 'Big Developer' - there is no longer a place for her. But Passing Downs Old People's Home is still not the place for a woman like Kathleen. She is not ready for that and they're not ready for her.

''I've skipped the grandma years,' Kathleen said. 'The four ages of women: bimbo, breeder, baby-sitter, burden. I've cut and run. Wasn't going to tell a soul but I've decided cutting and running is what it's all about.''

Source: Publisher's blurb (House of Books ed.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Into the Nineties: Post-Colonial Women's Writing Shirley Chew (editor), Lars Jensen (editor), Anna Rutherford (editor), Sydney : Dangaroo Press , 1994 Z43278 1994 anthology short story poetry prose criticism biography Sydney : Dangaroo Press , 1994 pg. 24
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann Australia , 1994 .
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      Extent: 188p.
      ISBN: 0855615443
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      G. P. Putnam's Sons ,
      1994 .
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      Extent: 188p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 0399139664
    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Minerva , 1994 .
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      Extent: 188p.p.
      ISBN: 1863303928
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Secker and Warburg ,
      1995 .
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      Extent: 156p.
      ISBN: 0436202883
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: The House of Books , 2012 .
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      Extent: 1v.p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: June 2012.
      ISBN: 9781743312384

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Works about this Work

Generational Change : Women and Writing in the Novels of Thea Astley Maureen Lynch Percopo , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Shared Waters : Soundings in Postcolonial Literatures 2009; (p. 167-177)
Thea Astley : Exploring the Centre Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction 2004; (p. 97-144)
Thea Astley-'Completely Neutered' : Gender, Reception and Reputation Debra Adelaide , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 57 no. 3 1997; (p. 182-190) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 135-141)
Reching toward 'the Center' Robert L. Ross , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The World and I , vol. 10 no. 2 1995; (p. 316-321)

— Review of Coda Thea Astley , 1994 single work novel
Untitled John Scheckter , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: World Literature Today , Summer vol. 69 no. 3 1995; (p. 641)

— Review of Coda Thea Astley , 1994 single work novel
Reching toward 'the Center' Robert L. Ross , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: The World and I , vol. 10 no. 2 1995; (p. 316-321)

— Review of Coda Thea Astley , 1994 single work novel
Tales of Strong Women Who Need No Hype Miriam Cosic , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26 February 1994; (p. 11A)

— Review of Glory Days Rosie Scott , 1988 single work novel ; Small Ecstasies Moya Costello , 1994 selected work short story poetry prose ; Sapphires Sara Dowse , 1994 single work novel ; Coda Thea Astley , 1994 single work novel
A Big Developer A. P. Riemer , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 February 1994; (p. 7)

— Review of Coda Thea Astley , 1994 single work novel
Giving Thanks for the Memories Rose Lucas , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 February 1994; (p. 7)

— Review of Coda Thea Astley , 1994 single work novel
The Lonely Shores of Queensland Ivor Indyk , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 26-27 February 1994; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Coda Thea Astley , 1994 single work novel
Thea Astley : Exploring the Centre Paul Genoni , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Subverting the Empire : Explorers and Exploration in Australian Fiction 2004; (p. 97-144)
Generational Change : Women and Writing in the Novels of Thea Astley Maureen Lynch Percopo , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Shared Waters : Soundings in Postcolonial Literatures 2009; (p. 167-177)
Oh Dear, Thea Martin Flanagan , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 9 April 1994; (p. 7)
The Age of Living Outrageously Sonya Voumard , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5 February 1994; (p. 9A)
Thea Astley-'Completely Neutered' : Gender, Reception and Reputation Debra Adelaide , 1997 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , Spring vol. 57 no. 3 1997; (p. 182-190) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 135-141)
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