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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Oceana Fine
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'Beneath a vast constructed/deconstructed landscape (both human and geographic) lies a labyrinth of disused mineshafts. It is a landscape in which vast saline lakes suddenly appear overnight, in which wheat babies disappear into wheat fields, in which lizards are mistaken for rocks, in which a huge grain silo becomes a cathedral and a gold front-end loader the angel of the apocalypse. It is a place where history repeats/mirrors itself and is populated by doppelganagers and we find ourselves following the after-image of the phosphene as though it was a manuscript hoping for illumination.

'The book deals with multiplicity of perception - through history/memory, national mythologies, families and writing (blood and ink), puzzles and their reasons - which might be said to be their execution.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

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  • Available as sound recording and in large print format.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1989 .
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      Extent: 261p.
      Reprinted: 1990 with ISBN 004422814
      ISBN: 0049101110
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Western Australian Writing : An Online Anthology John Kinsella (editor), Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2003 Z1075006 2003 anthology poetry autobiography biography correspondence essay extract prose short story Nedlands : University of Western Australia Library AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2003

Works about this Work

Definition and Exchange: Australian Fiction 1988-90 Brian Edwards , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian & New Zealand Studies in Canada , December no. 8 1992; (p. 165-173)
Oceana Fine Follows Fashion Fiction... Adrian Mitchell , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 5 no. 1 1991; (p. 63)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood , 1989 single work novel
Our Best Fiction John MacGregor , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , December-January vol. 2 no. 6 1990-1991; (p. 44-45)
A Fine Line in Mythology Hilary Irvin (interviewer), 1990 single work interview
— Appears in: The Writer's News , January vol. 4 no. 7 1990; (p. 16-17)
Second Major Prize for Book 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 22 June 1990; (p. 16)
Oceana's Fine and So's the Mountain Helen Daniel , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 11-12 November 1989; (p. 7)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood , 1989 single work novel ; The Mountain Graham Henderson , 1989 single work novel
Fiction Threatens to Swallow the Reader Katharine England , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 16 December 1989; (p. 15)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood , 1989 single work novel ; The Mountain Graham Henderson , 1989 single work novel
Plotting 5, a Quarterly Account of Recent Fiction Helen Daniel , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , February no. 117 1990; (p. 52-57)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood , 1989 single work novel ; The New Diversity : Australian Fiction : 1970-88 Ken Gelder , Paul Salzman , 1989 selected work criticism ; A Man of Marbles Rod Usher , 1989 single work novel ; The Mountain Graham Henderson , 1989 single work novel
Contemporary Writing : the Mark of Quality A. P. Riemer , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 November 1989; (p. 86)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood , 1989 single work novel ; The Initiate Justin D'Ath , 1989 single work novel ; Maestro Peter Goldsworthy , 1989 single work novel
Few Faltering Notes from Goldsworthy Marian Favel Clair Eldridge , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 November 1989; (p. B4)

— Review of Oceana Fine Tom Flood , 1989 single work novel ; Maestro Peter Goldsworthy , 1989 single work novel
Our Best Fiction John MacGregor , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , December-January vol. 2 no. 6 1990-1991; (p. 44-45)
Snapshots and Memory's Alchemy Tom Flood , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Magazine , 11-12 November 1989; (p. 7)
Author Wins Top Award 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The West Australian , 22 June 1990; (p. 15)
`Great Big Book' Takes Franklin Award William Fraser , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22 June 1990; (p. 2)
Long Time Coming, but Each Line a Winner Jane Hammond , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 22 June 1990; (p. 3)
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