The title for this story evolved from a telephone conversation between Marion Halligan and Carmel Bird. Other phrases also offered themselves in the conversation. Each writer then conceived and wrote a story based around the phrases and images discussed.
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yShooting the FoxMarion Halligan,
Crows Nest:Allen and Unwin,2011Z17796762011selected work short story 'Life in all its richness is reflected in this superb new collection from one of Australia's most acclaimed short story writers. Love and loss, sex and death, and the great pleasures of food, wine and reading all populate its pages.
'Shooting the Fox is brimming with surprising characters - the virgin and the pornographer, the adulterer, the translator, the defecting diplomat - and the inconveniences of modernity. In the end, though, it is a collection of stories about happiness, its circuitous routes, its surprising outcomes, and the consequences when we fail in its pursuit.' (From the publisher's website.)Crows Nest:Allen and Unwin,2011
yThe Best Australian Stories 2011Cate Kennedy
Melbourne:Black Inc.,2011Z18127732011anthology short story (taught in 3 units)'In The Best Australian Stories 2011, Cate Kennedy selects the year’s most outstanding short fiction. Featuring much loved masters as well as exciting new voices, this book is a perfect introduction to Australia’s best contemporary fiction.' (From the publisher's website.)Melbourne:Black Inc.,2011