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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Death of an Artist
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A wood-turner retires when his arthritis becomes too bad to keep working, selling off all of his goods and tools. No longer able to do his beloved work, he wishes for death, detesting Mrs O'Neill from the Home Nursing Association's assistance. Unwilling to surrender to retirement, he fixes a carving blade to his hand and carves one last time, even as the blade cuts into his numb hand.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Rheumatoid arthritis.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon LiNQ Literature in North Queensland vol. 28 no. 1 May 2001 Z939715 2001 periodical issue 2001 pg. 55-59
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