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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 A Mortality Tale
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'Carmen Molloy is driving home late at night during a storm when she accidentally hits a young man who steps out into the road. He dies. In shock, Carmen drives home without telling anyone, and when the man's body is found, she does not come forward. The novel deals with her internal turmoil as she tries to deal with her guilt about what happened, and her fear of being found out.'

Notes

  • Epigraph: Roughly speaking ...[Heisenberg's uncertainty principle] states that all measurable quantities are subject to unpredictable fluctuations, and hence to uncertainty in their values. To quantify this uncertainty, observables are grouped into pairs: position and momentum form a pair, as do energy and time. The principle requires that attempts to reduce the level of uncertainty of one member of the pair serves to increase the uncerainty of the other ... Heisenberg's uncertainty principle puts paid to the notion that the present determines the future exactly. Paul Davies, The Mind of God.
  • Dedication: For my parents, Maisie Jackson and Jim Verney and for Catherine.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Leonards, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1994 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 156p.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 1994
      ISBN: 1863736697 (pbk.)
      Series: y separately published work icon Allen and Unwin Original Fiction Allen and Unwin (publisher), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 1990 7513778 1990 series - publisher
    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 2004 .
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      Cover image courtesy of UQP.
      Extent: 192p.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my parents Maisie Jackson and Jim Verney.
      ISBN: 1863736697 (pbk.)
    • c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Zen Kettle Books ,
      2013 .
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      Note/s:
      • Published 7 December 2013

Works about this Work

Writing from Life Jay Verney , 1997 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 54-55 1997; (p. 210-213) Story / Telling 2001; (p. 216-222)
Interview with Jay Verney, Author of `A Mortality Tale' Vicki Englund (interviewer), 1996 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Autumn vol. 8 no. 1 1996; (p. 32-42)
Untitled Helen Bowers , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , March vol. 7 no. 1 1995; (p. 91-92)

— Review of The Hand that Signed the Paper Helen Demidenko , 1994 single work novel ; A Mortality Tale Jay Verney , 1994 single work novel
Author's Near-Miss May Lead to Award Tanya Targett , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 May 1995; (p. 3)
Blame Death Michael McGirr , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , August no. 163 1994; (p. 12-13)

— Review of A Mortality Tale Jay Verney , 1994 single work novel
Untitled Helen Bowers , 1995 single work review
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , March vol. 7 no. 1 1995; (p. 91-92)

— Review of The Hand that Signed the Paper Helen Demidenko , 1994 single work novel ; A Mortality Tale Jay Verney , 1994 single work novel
Despite Rumours, Renaissance is Alive and Well Stuart Coupe , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 August 1994; (p. 11A)

— Review of Pig's Head David Owen , 1994 single work novel ; A Mortality Tale Jay Verney , 1994 single work novel ; Stiff Shane Maloney , 1994 single work novel ; Reprisal Peter Yeldham , 1994 single work novel
Morality with a Twist Penelope Nelson , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 August 1994; (p. rev 5)

— Review of Jetlag : A Novel Michele Nayman , 1994 single work novel ; A Mortality Tale Jay Verney , 1994 single work novel
Untitled Anne Slaney , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: New Librarian , July vol. 1 no. 5 1994; (p. 54)

— Review of A Mortality Tale Jay Verney , 1994 single work novel
Dead Reckoning Herb Hild , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 23 July 1994; (p. wkd 6)

— Review of A Mortality Tale Jay Verney , 1994 single work novel
Writing from Life Jay Verney , 1997 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 54-55 1997; (p. 210-213) Story / Telling 2001; (p. 216-222)
Author's Near-Miss May Lead to Award Tanya Targett , 1995 single work biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 May 1995; (p. 3)
Interview with Jay Verney, Author of `A Mortality Tale' Vicki Englund (interviewer), 1996 single work interview biography
— Appears in: Imago : New Writing , Autumn vol. 8 no. 1 1996; (p. 32-42)
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