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Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 The Enemies of Happiness
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New art teacher Karen arrives at Prospect Secondary College, a school gaining attention for its miraculous turnaround of drug and suicide rates. She teaches the Integration art class, finding pleasure in working with the students with disabilities. However, she eventually discovers that said disabilities are self-inflicted, with a special school fund paying for the operations. Prospect's principal, Dr Best, argues these amputations and alterations are better than the suicides the students threaten to commit otherwise.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Various amputations and body modifications.
    Type of character Secondary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Meanjin Meanjin Australian Open vol. 61 no. 3 Carlton : Meanjin Press University of Melbourne. Australian Centre , 2002 Z979383 2002 periodical issue Carlton : Meanjin Press University of Melbourne. Australian Centre , 2002 pg. 220-233
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2002 Peter Craven (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2002 Z999034 2002 anthology short story Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2002 pg. 235-252
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories : A Ten Year Collection Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2011 Z1771915 2011 anthology short story (taught in 1 units) Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2011 pg. 361-375
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