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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories
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Notes

  • Dedication: For my parents, Mama Ola and John.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Spinifex Press , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
An Earnest Parable, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 1-3)
Fruit Stall, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 4-9)
Fish-Hair Woman, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story fantasy (p. 10-23)
Colours, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 24-29)
Storm, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 30-36)
White Turtle, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 37-52)
MacDo, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 53-60)
The Curse, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 61-77)
The Kissing, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 82-91)
The Review, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 92-96)
Pina and the Flying Cross, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 97-107)
Corazon, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story fantasy (p. 108-109)
Dream Stories, Merlinda Bobis , sequence short story (p. 108-111)
Yellow, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story fantasy (p. 109-110)
The Death of Chopin Chopin, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story fantasy (p. 110-111)
Shoes, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 112-118)
Triptych, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 119-121)
Border Lover, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 122-128)
The Sadness Collector, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story (p. 129-136)
Before the Moon Rises, Merlinda Bobis , single work short story

An old woman, supposedly deaf, refuses to leave her hut in the village when soldiers come to evacuate the other villagers. One girl comes back for her dog, which is eating food with the old woman. A young soldier tries to pantomime for the old woman to leave, but fails, and is mocked by the crowd. He shoots the girl by accident.

The old woman reveals herself to be Selma, the storyteller of the North and South, with mystical powers. She declares they will make time before the evacuation, calms the soldiers and takes the girl to her hut to heal. The now contrite village follows and begs for her to tell stories.

(p. 137-144)

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Works about this Work

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Merlinda Bobis. The Transnational Filipina Warrior Between the Postcolonial Exotic and the Babaylan Catalonan Marie-Therese C. Sulit , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transnationalism and the Asian American Heroine : Essays on Literature, Film, Myth and Media 2010; (p. 82-102)
Tales of Sound and Fury: Women in Merlinda Bobis's 'White Turtle' Libe Garcia Zarranz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Narrating the Past : (Re)Constructing Memory, (Re)Negotiating History 2007; (p. 141-152)
y separately published work icon The Bikolano Sensibility in Merlinda Bobis' 'White Turtle' Douglas Angel A. II Aragon , Naga City : 2005 Z1360244 2005 single work thesis
Merlinda Bobis's Use of Magic Realism as Reflected in 'White Turtle': Moving Across Cultures, Redefining the Multicultural and Dialogic Self M. Dolores Herrero , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses , vol. 16 no. 2003; (p. 147-163)
Untitled Carolyn Brewer , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Intersections , September no. 4 2000;

— Review of White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis , 1999 selected work short story
Untitled Wei Ming Dariotis , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Sojourner , October vol. 27 no. 2 2001; (p. 27)

— Review of White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis , 1999 selected work short story
Untitled Dee Dicen Hunt , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Kasama , December vol. 13 no. 4 1999; (p. 19)

— Review of White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis , 1999 selected work short story
Untitled Alison Broinowski , 1999-2000 single work review
— Appears in: Asia Society AustralAsia Centre Newsletter , Summer 1999-2000; (p. 6)

— Review of White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis , 1999 selected work short story
Poet of Filipino Life Rachel Cunneen , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Amida : The Asia Magazine , March vol. 6 no. 1 2000; (p. 19)

— Review of White Turtle : A Collection of Short Stories Merlinda Bobis , 1999 selected work short story
Tales of Sound and Fury: Women in Merlinda Bobis's 'White Turtle' Libe Garcia Zarranz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Narrating the Past : (Re)Constructing Memory, (Re)Negotiating History 2007; (p. 141-152)
Merlinda Bobis's Use of Magic Realism as Reflected in 'White Turtle': Moving Across Cultures, Redefining the Multicultural and Dialogic Self M. Dolores Herrero , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses , vol. 16 no. 2003; (p. 147-163)
y separately published work icon The Bikolano Sensibility in Merlinda Bobis' 'White Turtle' Douglas Angel A. II Aragon , Naga City : 2005 Z1360244 2005 single work thesis
Inside the Creative Psyche of Writer Merlinda Bobis Golda M. Sargento (interviewer), 2001 single work interview
— Appears in: Sojourner , October vol. 27 no. 2 2001; (p. 27)
Merlin the Mellifluous Alfred A. Yuson , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Philippine Star , 31 January 2000; (p. L-2)
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