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Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 Lives on Fire
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Set in the insufferable heat of a Brisbane summer. Belle is devastated when her life-long partner Tyler falls in love with the beautiful, manipulative Skye. When their 25 years of seemingly perfect marriage dissolves, Belle struggles to come to terms with her grief. (Publication Summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Danny my best friend and husband with love and concupiscence
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Auckland, Auckland (Region), North Island,
      c
      New Zealand,
      c
      Pacific Region,
      :
      Sceptre ,
      1993 .
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      Extent: 206p.
      ISBN: 0340599650 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Engaging the Metaphorical City : Brisbane Male Fiction 1975-2007 Susan Carson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sweat : The Subtropical Imaginary 2011; (p. 45-53)
'Brisbane writers and writing are increasingly represented as important to the city's identity as a site of urban cool, at least in marketing and public relations paradigms. It is therefore remarkable that recent Brisbane fiction clings strongly to a particular relationship to the climatic and built environment that is often located in the past and which seemingly turns away, or at least elides, the 'new' technologically-driven Brisbane. Literary Brisbane is often depicted in the context of nostalgia for the Brisbane that once was—a tropical, timbered, luxuriant city in which sex is associated with heat, and, in particular, sweat. In this writing sweat can produced by adrenaline or heat, but in particular, in Brisbane novels, it is the sweat of sex that characterises the literary city. Given that Brisbane is in fact a subtropical city, it is interesting that metaphors of a tropical climate and vegetation occur so frequently in Brisbane stories (and narratives set in other parts of the state) that writer Thea Astley was prompted at one point to remark that Queensland writing was in danger of developing into a tropical cliché.' Susan Carson.
An Interview with Rosie Scott Vivienne Muller (interviewer), 1998 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Southerly , Summer vol. 58 no. 4 1998-1999; (p. 30-41)
Plunged into Erotic Torpor Katharine England , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 19 June 1993; (p. wkd 31)

— Review of Lives on Fire Rosie Scott , 1993 single work novel
The Road Well Travelled John Hanrahan , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 June 1993; (p. 8)

— Review of Lives on Fire Rosie Scott , 1993 single work novel
New Life for a `Wicked' Mum Kate Fitzpatrick , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29 May 1993; (p. 48)

— Review of Lives on Fire Rosie Scott , 1993 single work novel
Furies Cynthia Blanche , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Quadrant , November vol. 37 no. 11 1993; (p. 78-80)

— Review of The Toucher Dorothy Hewett , 1993 single work novel ; Lives on Fire Rosie Scott , 1993 single work novel ; Fury Maurilia Meehan , 1993 single work novel ; Whipping Boy Gabrielle Lord , 1992 single work novel ; Feral City Rosie Scott , 1992 single work novel
Heat and Lust Coupled with Riotous Assembly S. K. Kelen , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 July 1993; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Crocodile on the Thames Peter Ferguson , 1993 single work novel ; Lives on Fire Rosie Scott , 1993 single work novel
Tales of Our Time Claire Mills , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , March vol. 72 no. 1035 1993; (p. 26)

— Review of Lives on Fire Rosie Scott , 1993 single work novel
A Hunger for Extremes Andrew Peek , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 150 1993; (p. 10-11)

— Review of Lives on Fire Rosie Scott , 1993 single work novel
Fiction Jane Freeman , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 2 May 1993; (p. 9)

— Review of Lives on Fire Rosie Scott , 1993 single work novel
Engaging the Metaphorical City : Brisbane Male Fiction 1975-2007 Susan Carson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sweat : The Subtropical Imaginary 2011; (p. 45-53)
'Brisbane writers and writing are increasingly represented as important to the city's identity as a site of urban cool, at least in marketing and public relations paradigms. It is therefore remarkable that recent Brisbane fiction clings strongly to a particular relationship to the climatic and built environment that is often located in the past and which seemingly turns away, or at least elides, the 'new' technologically-driven Brisbane. Literary Brisbane is often depicted in the context of nostalgia for the Brisbane that once was—a tropical, timbered, luxuriant city in which sex is associated with heat, and, in particular, sweat. In this writing sweat can produced by adrenaline or heat, but in particular, in Brisbane novels, it is the sweat of sex that characterises the literary city. Given that Brisbane is in fact a subtropical city, it is interesting that metaphors of a tropical climate and vegetation occur so frequently in Brisbane stories (and narratives set in other parts of the state) that writer Thea Astley was prompted at one point to remark that Queensland writing was in danger of developing into a tropical cliché.' Susan Carson.
An Interview with Rosie Scott Vivienne Muller (interviewer), 1998 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Southerly , Summer vol. 58 no. 4 1998-1999; (p. 30-41)
Press Release Karen Williams , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 151 1993; (p. 50-52)
Love and the Marlboro Man Jane Sullivan , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Age , 12 June 1993; (p. 8)
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