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Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 The Curate Breaker
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The imperiousness with which a Catholic priest treats his aged father is vividly brought to his attention when he recognises aspects of his own behaviour in an Anglican priest's appalling treatment of his wife.

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. 35-59
  • 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. 67-88
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