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Issue Details: First known date: 1968... 1968 A Boat Load of Home Folk
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Also published in Braille

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'Touching the Edges of Cyclones' : Thea Astley and the Winds of Revelation Chrystopher Spicer , 2018 single work criticism
— Appears in: Queensland Review , June vol. 25 no. 1 2018; (p. 137-148)

'Thea Astley once commented that, ‘everybody is living on a cyclonic edge’, and that many of her characters were ‘always touching on the edges of cyclones’. In Queensland literature, cyclones often appear as tropes of apocalypse: new worlds of person and place are revealed out of the destruction of the old. In Astley's novel A Boat Load of Home Folk (1968), the tempestuous forces of personal cyclones, as well as those of the cyclone destroying the island around them, overtake a group of stranded cruise passengers, and consequently place and person assume unique meanings as the characters try to survive. Although one of her least-known works, A Boat Load of Home Folk is a profound novel of human experience in which Astley uses the elemental cyclone as a trope of apocalypse that is both an instrument of destruction and a catalyst of revelation.'

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Thea Astley : Writing in Overpoweringly a Male Dominated Literary World Megha Trivedi , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Indian Review of World Literature in English , July vol. 6 no. 2 2010;
This paper is an attempt to explore different themes in the novels of Thea Astley.(p. 1)
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)
No Place Like Home : Living on the Edge of Oceania Carol Merli , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Changing Geographies : Essays on Australia 2001; (p. 259-267)
Discusses how White Australia is haunted by a sense of being 'illegitimately in a place'. In relation to works by Astley, Hanrahan and New Zealand writer Janet Frame, the author examines the concepts of home, safety and cultural security and addresses the questions of 'what it means to be geographically located on the edge of the Pacific'.
Reading Thea Astley : From Catholicism to Post-Christian Feminism Elaine Lindsay , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 9 no. 2 1995; (p. 119-122) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 108-115)
Untitled 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 21 December 1968; (p. 17)

— Review of A Boat Load of Home Folk Thea Astley , 1968 single work novel
Fiction Chronicle Laurie Clancy , 1969 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin Quarterly , Spring vol. 28 no. 3 1969; (p. 413-425)

— Review of The Spear Grinner Clive Barry , 1963 single work novel ; A Boat Load of Home Folk Thea Astley , 1968 single work novel ; A Wild Ass of a Man Barry Oakley , 1967 single work novel ; Dynasty Tony Morphett , 1967 single work novel
Recent Novels John McLaren , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer (1968-1969) no. 40 1968; (p. 39-41)

— Review of Montgomery and I Geoff Baker , 1968 single work novel ; The Chantic Bird David Ireland , 1968 single work novel ; Three Persons Make a Tiger Dal Stivens , 1968 single work novel ; Count Your Dead : A Novel of Vietnam John Rowe , 1968 single work novel ; A Boat Load of Home Folk Thea Astley , 1968 single work novel ; Tell Morning This Kylie Tennant , 1967 single work novel ; The Wine of God's Anger Kenneth Cook , 1968 single work novel
Demolished Adults Thelma Forshaw , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 26 October 1968; (p. 22)

— Review of A Boat Load of Home Folk Thea Astley , 1968 single work novel
Look What the Storm Washed Up - Catholic Guilt Nancy Keesing , 1968 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 5 October vol. 90 no. 4622 1968; (p. 81)

— Review of A Boat Load of Home Folk Thea Astley , 1968 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)
Thea Astley : Writing in Overpoweringly a Male Dominated Literary World Megha Trivedi , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Indian Review of World Literature in English , July vol. 6 no. 2 2010;
This paper is an attempt to explore different themes in the novels of Thea Astley.(p. 1)
Thea Astley Candida Baker (interviewer), 1986 single work biography interview
— Appears in: Yacker : Australian Writers Talk About Their Work 1986; (p. 28-53)
Why Write Novels? Sandra Hall , 1968 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 26 October vol. 90 no. 4625 1968; (p. 52-54)
Thea Astley : Writing the Parish and Extending the Metaphor Robert L. Ross , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: International Literature in English : Essays on the Major Writers 1991; (p. 593-602) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 90-98)
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