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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 What Falls Away
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''Each day one of them, both of them, added something more to the silence. Carefully, slowly, patiently, they were building a great structure out of it, an intricate structure. Mary participated in the work but wondered, sometimes, if they would have the skill and the tools to dismantle it. It was beginning to block doorways in their own house, to climb up towards the windows, to reach into the garden.'

'Mary doesn't quite know what's changed since the birth of her first child, but she and Sean don't talk any more. While Sean simply shuts down, hoping things will fix themselves, Mary turns to Juliet, her best friend, for comfort.

'What Falls Away is an astutely observed, intricately fascinating exploration of the ways in which-sometimes without even noticing-we let silence take over our lives.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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 , 2001 .
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      Extent: 167p.
      ISBN: 1865084700

Works about this Work

Dishing Out Tough Love Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Australian Author , June vol. 43 no. 2 2011; (p. 13-15) Australian Author , vol. 50 no. 2 2018; (p. 108-111)

'A screenwriting friend who has recently seen the release of his latest film was chatting with me about the experience of being on set - as co-producer he was present for his film's whole shoot. When I asked him about a particular actor, the star of his film, he said - well, he's an actor. You know what they're like. They're anxious. They always want to know what you think. They need you to tell them how good they are, all the time.'  (Introduction)

[Review] What Falls Away Debra Zott , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , no. 2 2001; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 69 2001; (p. 168-169)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2001 single work novel
Second Thoughts Sally Blakeney , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 January 2001; (p. 10)
Far Horizons Judith White , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 May vol. 119 no. 6274 2001; (p. 72-74)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2001 single work novel ; Beyond Duck River Angela Martin , 2001 single work novel ; The Dream Life of Harry Moon : A Novel Meg Stewart , 2001 single work novel ; Two Shanes Lee Tulloch , 2001 single work novel ; Days Like These Virginia Patricia Duigan , 2001 single work novel ; The World as a Clockface Philomena Van Rijswijk , 2001 single work novel ; Film Sean Condon , 2001 single work novel
Beware the syndrome : the contemporary novel is a tragedy when it doesn't trust its own story Rebekah Scott , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 March 2001; (p. 5)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2001 single work novel ; Remembering Malcolm Macquarrie Maggie Blick , 2001 single work novel
Mary, Mary, how does your marriage go? Janet Chimonyo , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 February 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2001 single work novel
The Pressure of a Marriage behind Closed Doors Christopher Bantick , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 4 February 2001; (p. 51)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2001 single work novel
A deft account of intimacy's retreat Cameron Woodhead , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 March 2001; (p. 7)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2001 single work novel
Beware the syndrome : the contemporary novel is a tragedy when it doesn't trust its own story Rebekah Scott , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24 March 2001; (p. 5)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2001 single work novel ; Remembering Malcolm Macquarrie Maggie Blick , 2001 single work novel
Far Horizons Judith White , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 May vol. 119 no. 6274 2001; (p. 72-74)

— Review of What Falls Away Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2001 single work novel ; Beyond Duck River Angela Martin , 2001 single work novel ; The Dream Life of Harry Moon : A Novel Meg Stewart , 2001 single work novel ; Two Shanes Lee Tulloch , 2001 single work novel ; Days Like These Virginia Patricia Duigan , 2001 single work novel ; The World as a Clockface Philomena Van Rijswijk , 2001 single work novel ; Film Sean Condon , 2001 single work novel
Dishing Out Tough Love Tegan Bennett Daylight , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Australian Author , June vol. 43 no. 2 2011; (p. 13-15) Australian Author , vol. 50 no. 2 2018; (p. 108-111)

'A screenwriting friend who has recently seen the release of his latest film was chatting with me about the experience of being on set - as co-producer he was present for his film's whole shoot. When I asked him about a particular actor, the star of his film, he said - well, he's an actor. You know what they're like. They're anxious. They always want to know what you think. They need you to tell them how good they are, all the time.'  (Introduction)

Second Thoughts Sally Blakeney , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 20-21 January 2001; (p. 10)
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