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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 A Happy Story
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Postcards from Surfers : Stories Helen Garner , Fitzroy : McPhee Gribble , 1985 Z372281 1985 selected work short story

    'From one of Australia's most celebrated writers comes eleven stories about the complexities of life and love; of looking back and longing; of what it means to be a stranger, on foreign ground and known, told with the piercing familiarity and resonance we have come to expect from Helen Garner. Remarkably honest, often very funny and always woven in ways that surprise, these stories tease out everyday life to show the darkness underneath - but also the possibilities of joy.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb (Penguin Modern Classics)

    Fitzroy : McPhee Gribble , 1985
    pg. 103-106
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon My Hard Heart : Selected Fiction Helen Garner , Ringwood : Viking , 1998 Z444067 1998 selected work short story Ringwood : Viking , 1998 pg. 289-291
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    y separately published work icon The Penguin Book of the Road Delia Falconer (editor), Camberwell : Viking , 2008 Z1532526 2008 anthology short story biography travel

    'Australia is a nation of drivers. We spend more time behind the wheel than almost anyone else, on fast highways, lonely bush tracks, jammed city lanes and suburban streets. The road is the place where the great dramas of our lives unfold, the route to our greatest pleasures as well as our worst nightmares. It is sexy, dangerous and unnerving.

    'In this landmark collection, acclaimed novelist and essayist Delia Falconer brings together some of our very best writing on every aspect of the road.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Camberwell : Viking , 2008
    pg. 370-374
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