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Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Black Inc. , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
His Blue Period, Deborah Robertson , 2008 single work short story

'Every seasoned player in the mating game claims to have their own type, and the narrator of this story about the uses and abuses of contemporary love and sex wants to tell you about his. But even in the most casual of encounters, it seems, something may be left behind...' (Storycuts abstract)

(p. 1-9)
The Aquarium at Night, Robert Drewe , 2007-2008 single work short story (p. 10-24)
The Poetics of Space, Karen Hitchcock , 2007 single work short story (p. 25-32)
Natural History (World-Swimming), Patrick West , 2008 single work short story (p. 33-38)
Jap Floral, Claire Aman , 2008 single work short story (p. 39-45)
On the Splice, Emily Ballou , 2008 single work short story (p. 46-58)
The White Hole of Bombay, Nicholas Shakespeare , 2008 single work short story (p. 59-72)
Crackers, Rudi Soman , 2008 single work autobiography (p. 73-81)
Distracted by Children, Ellen Rodger , 2008 single work short story (p. 82-88)
The Valley of Grace : A Novella, Marion Halligan , 2007-2008 extract novel (p. 89-111)
Gardening For Pleasure, Tony Birch , 2008 single work short story (p. 112-121)
Every Cure, Julie Milland , 2008 single work short story (p. 122-129)
Turning off the Lights, Anna Krien , 2008 single work short story (p. 130-136)
Music for Airports, Patrick Holland , 2008 single work short story (p. 137-148)
The Patient's Letter, Will Elliott , 2008 single work short story (p. 149-161)
As Green as Blue, Isabelle Li , 2008 single work short story (p. 162-173)
Nine Days, Laura McKay , 2007 single work short story (p. 174-183)
Note: Written as Laura Jean McKay
Isnis, Tim Richards , 2007 single work short story (p. 184-199)
Two Wrecks, Dorothy Johnston , 2007 single work short story (p. 200-209)
All the Things You Couldn't Say, Davina Bell , 2008 single work short story

The narrator is a speech and behavioural therapist who works with a young autistic boy, Wilbur. Wilbur seems to point out the narrator's self-harm scars, naming a burn 'hot'. The narrator works with Wilbur for a long time, though with little hope, until one day they find Wilbur having beaten the side of his own head.

(p. 210-223)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2008 .
      Extent: xiii, 293p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes Publication Details and Notes on Contributors (p.287-293).
      ISBN: 9781863952958
      Series: y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories Black Inc. (publisher), Melbourne : Bookman Press , 1999 Z1845180 1999 series - publisher short story extract

      The second of the three Best of collections, Best Australian Stories was inaugurated in 1999, under the guidance of executive chair Morry Schwartz. In 2004, publisher Chris Feik took over the series. In March 2018, Black Inc. announced the cancellation of all three series, replaced by Best Summer Stories.

      Number in series: 9

Works about this Work

A Hundred Baby Birds : Three Anthologies Bruce L. Russell , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Spring no. 4 2009; (p. 135-136)

— Review of First Page 2008 anthology ; New Australian Stories 2009 anthology short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2008 2008 anthology short story
A Garden of Forking Paths Jeffrey Poacher , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 307 2008; (p. 34-35)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2008 2008 anthology short story
Stories of Cultural Clashes Replace Class Conflict Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2008; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2008 2008 anthology short story
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 30 November 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2008 2008 anthology short story
Take Three Ian McFarlane , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 30 November 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2008 2008 anthology short story
Stories of Cultural Clashes Replace Class Conflict Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 29-30 November 2008; (p. 32-33)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2008 2008 anthology short story
A Garden of Forking Paths Jeffrey Poacher , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 307 2008; (p. 34-35)

— Review of The Best Australian Stories 2008 2008 anthology short story
A Hundred Baby Birds : Three Anthologies Bruce L. Russell , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Spring no. 4 2009; (p. 135-136)

— Review of First Page 2008 anthology ; New Australian Stories 2009 anthology short story ; The Best Australian Stories 2008 2008 anthology short story
Last amended 21 Mar 2018 08:25:38
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