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When the narrator returns to his home town forty-five years after he left it he discovers that the idiosyncratic former postmistress, Dixie, is still alive. He befriends her, but when she is taken away to hospital he makes an odd discovery.
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yDisreputable PeoplePenelope Rowe,
Milsons Point:Vintage,1998Z4020561998selected work short story 'From the scandalous, wry and blackly comic, to the reflective and deeply moving, these stories...explore the lives of families, friends and rivals with insight, economy and grace.' (Source: back cover)Milsons Point:Vintage,1998