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Issue Details: First known date: 2005... 2005 Siddon Rock
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'"When Macha Connor came home from the war she walked into town as naked as the day she was born, except for well-worn and shining boots, a dusty slouch hat, and the .303 rifle she held across her waist."

'Macha patrols Siddon Rock by night, watching over the town's inhabitants: Brigid, Granna, and all of the Aberline clan; Alistair in Meakin's Haberdashery, with his fine sense of style; Sybil, scrubbing away at the bloodstains in her father's butcher shop; Reverend Siggy, afraid of the outback landscape and the district's magical saltpans; silent Nell with her wild dogs; publican Marg, always accompanied by a cloud of blue; and the new barman, Kelpie Crush.

'It is only when refugee Catalin Morgenstern and her young son Josis arrive in town that Macha realises there is nothing she can do to keep the townspeople safe.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my family, Colin, Zoe and Michael, who thought this was the never-ending story.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Italian
    • Reggio Emilia,
      c
      Italy,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Miraviglia ,
      2013 .
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      Extent: 247p.p.
      ISBN: 9788889993262, 888999326X

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  • Sound recording.
  • Large print.

Works about this Work

Australia's New Hero of Magic Realism : An Interview with Glenda Guest Nigel Featherstone (interviewer), 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: Verity La , August 2010;
Holes in the Fabric Sharin Mattar , Carin Mattar , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 22 no. 2 2010;

— Review of Siddon Rock Glenda Guest , 2005 single work novel
Down-to-Earth Novelist Scales the Literary Heights Miriam Cosic , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 14 April 2010; (p. 3)
Overflow Rosemary Sorensen , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 April 2010; (p. 19)
A column canvassing current literary news including a brief report on Glenda Guest's win in the 2010 Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book. Sorensen also notes Evie Wyld's shortlisting in the 2010 Orange Award for New Writers for After the Fire, a Still Small Voice.
A Late Bloomer Produces a Winning Bouquet Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 April 2010; (p. 21)
[Review] Siddon Rock Eliza Metcalfe , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2008-2009 vol. 88 no. 5 2008; (p. 48)

— Review of Siddon Rock Glenda Guest , 2005 single work novel
Fiction Books Mary Philip , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 31 January - 1 February 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of Siddon Rock Glenda Guest , 2005 single work novel
Magical Talent Matches Genre Conrad Walters , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 February 2009; (p. 29)

— Review of Siddon Rock Glenda Guest , 2005 single work novel
Unconventional War Veteran Hits Her Target Mark Thomas , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 February 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Siddon Rock Glenda Guest , 2005 single work novel
Review Susan Hewitt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 21 March 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of The Unscratchables Anthony O'Neill , 2009 single work novel ; Siddon Rock Glenda Guest , 2005 single work novel
Ex-Canberra Writer in Franklin Contention Gia Metherell , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 March 2010; (p. 2)
The Exegesis Glenda Guest , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Magical Realism and Writing Place : A Novel and Exegesis 2005; (p. 1-202)
Winning Writer Grateful for Canberra Grant Gia Metherell , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 April 2010; (p. 3)
Magic Ingredient Helps First-Time Novelist Scoop Top Prize Susan Wyndham , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14 April 2010; (p. 13)
A Late Bloomer Produces a Winning Bouquet Jason Steger , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 April 2010; (p. 21)
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