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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 The Miracle of the Waters : Stories
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,:Penguin , 1989 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Questioning of Persephone MacDougall, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 3-16)
Dolphin, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 17-25)
Miracle of the Waters, Zeny Giles , single work short story

Sally is a girl born with cerebral palsy. Her mother, Maisie, struggles to persuade her father Vince to take care of her until Uncle Blue books Sally a place at the Baths. The Baths are rumored to enable people to walk. Vince, re-energised, devotes himself to trying to make Sally walk.

The story is told in four perspectives: Maisie's, Maisie's mother's, Uncle Blue's, and Sally herself. At the end, Sally reveals that the real miracle was that Vince ever spent time with her, not the few steps she's managed to take.

(p. 27-34)
Telling Tales, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 35-39)
A Civic Testimonial, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 41-44)
Her Own Story, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 45-49)
Different Ways of Doing It, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 51-58)
Where Else Yoy Get Water Clean Like This?, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 59-62)
Kosta's Story, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 63-70)
Residues of Prejudice, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 71-75)
Dream Fable, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 77-79)
Rain to Swell the Olives, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 81-84)
The Blessing of the Number 19 Chook, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 85-93)
Riddle, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 95-97)
The Woman From Wollongong, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 99-103)
Midnight Reflections, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 105-110)
A Man of Principle, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 111-117)
Mother Tongue, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 119-122)
The Vigour of the Race, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 123-133)
The Blood's Wild Tree, Zeny Giles , single work short story (p. 135-138)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1989 .
      Extent: 141p.
      ISBN: 0140111247 (pbk.)
    • New Lambton, Adamstown - Lambton area, Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,: Zeny Giles , 1996 .
      Extent: 141p.
      ISBN: 0646274244

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Migrant Daughters : The Female Voice in Greek-Australian Prose Fiction Helen Nickas , Melbourne : Owl Publishing , 1992 Z27315 1992 single work criticism biography
Pleasant Surprises in Healing Pools Penelope Hanley , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 May 1989;

— Review of The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles , 1989 selected work short story
Gentle Stories to Soak Up and Enjoy Carol Mara , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Newcastle Herald , 10 June 1989; (p. 10)

— Review of The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles , 1989 selected work short story
Exposing the Gap Jenna Mead , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July no. 112 1989; (p. 9-10)

— Review of The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles , 1989 selected work short story ; Painted Woman Sue Woolfe , 1989 single work novel
Hitting the Right Note for a Story Philippa Hawker , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Herald , 9 June 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of The Man with the Suitcase : Selected Stories Walter Adamson , 1989 selected work short story extract ; The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles , 1989 selected work short story
Life, High and Low, Briefly Expressed Bill Turner , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 May 1989; (p. 83)

— Review of The Largest Island : Modern Australian Short Stories 1989 anthology short story ; The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles , 1989 selected work short story
Refreshing Dip into New Short Stories Helen Daniel , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 May 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of Lovers and Others : stories Rosemary Creswell , 1989 selected work short story ; The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles , 1989 selected work short story
Anyone for Tennis? No Thanks John MacGregor , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 20-21 May 1989; (p. 10)

— Review of Lovers and Others : stories Rosemary Creswell , 1989 selected work short story ; The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles , 1989 selected work short story ; Tennis with Jack at Warren's Ranald Allan , 1989 selected work short story
Dark Solutions Left to the Mind of the Reader Katharine England , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 August 1989; (p. 15)

— Review of Desire and Other Domestic Problems Jan Hutchinson , 1989 selected work short story ; The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles , 1989 selected work short story ; The Woman at the Window Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1989 selected work short story
Hitting the Right Note for a Story Philippa Hawker , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Herald , 9 June 1989; (p. 9)

— Review of The Man with the Suitcase : Selected Stories Walter Adamson , 1989 selected work short story extract ; The Miracle of the Waters : Stories Zeny Giles , 1989 selected work short story
y separately published work icon Migrant Daughters : The Female Voice in Greek-Australian Prose Fiction Helen Nickas , Melbourne : Owl Publishing , 1992 Z27315 1992 single work criticism biography
Plotting (3) : A Quarterly Account of Recent Fiction Helen Daniel , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , August no. 115 1989; (p. 31-36)

Awards

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  • Moree, Moree - Mungindi - Boggabilla area, Far North NSW, New South Wales,
  • Country towns,
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