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Issue Details: First known date: 1993... 1993 The Third Gift
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Overland no. 133 Summer 1993 Z606431 1993 periodical issue 1993 pg. 38-41
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon An Intimate Knowledge of the Night Terry Dowling , North Adelaide : Aphelion Publications , 1995 Z350550 1995 selected work horror

    'When an author sits down to write the linking pieces for the stories in his new book, planning to do it by the hours of the night observed by medieval scholars, he is interrupted by phonecalls from his eccentric yet harmless friend, Raymond, a former mental patient with whom he shares some curious notions about the perceived world. At first casual and interested, even helpful, these calls soon become increasingly tense and strange, until the author realizes that what started out as an innocent fun idea - a shared all-night vigil on the autumn Equinox - is actually serving some other vital purpose, becoming by stages part therapy, party incantatory process, part vindication of those very theories which will change forever the way he sees the world.' (Source: bookseller's website.)

    North Adelaide : Aphelion Publications , 1995
    pg. 174-187
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