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Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 A Man Who is Tired of Swiper's Creek is Tired of Life
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Bored with his routine life in a country town, a motel-owner accepts an offer to stay at an isolated shack. Whilst there, his encounters with a transient young couple prompt him to return home.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Hunting the Wild Pineapple and Other Related Stories Thea Astley , Ringwood : Nelson , 1979 Z266606 1979 selected work short story

    'Leverson, the narrator at the centre of these stories, calls himself a 'people freak.' Seduced by north Queensland's sultry beauty and unique strangeness, he is as fascinated by the invading hordes of misfits from the south as by the old established Queenslanders. Leverson's ironical yet compassionate view makes every story, every incident, a pointed example of human weakness – or strength.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb (Penguin).

    Ringwood : Penguin , 1981
    pg. 159-175
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon My Country : Australian Poetry and Short Stories, Two Hundred Years Leonie Kramer (editor), Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 Z1067493 1985 anthology poetry short story Sydney : Lansdowne , 1985 pg. 589-598
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Collected Stories Thea Astley , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 Z453513 1997 selected work short story St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1997 pg. 149-163

Works about this Work

Thea Astley's Writing : Magnetic North Kerryn Goldsworthy , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 42 no. 4 1983; (p. 478-485) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 64-71)
Thea Astley's Writing : Magnetic North Kerryn Goldsworthy , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 42 no. 4 1983; (p. 478-485) Thea Astley's Fictional Worlds 2006; (p. 64-71)
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