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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Very Edge of Things
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'So I’m lying in the darkness staring into space, listening to the crickets outside and trucks passing on the highway and Julia breathing beside me when—bam—it comes to me what I got to do. Fuck this, I think. I’m leaving. She breathes like a child. Frankly, I hate her ability to sleep through anything, even what we’re going through today. The woman is like a corpse after dark. It isn’t just the breathing, of course. It’s a bunch of things, wearing me down like water dripping on a rock. But the breathing always gets to me.'  (Introduction)

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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 68 no. 2 Winter 2009 Z1595093 2009 periodical issue 2009 pg. 163-168
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Meanjin A-Z : Fiction 1980 to Now Jonathan Green (editor), Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2018 13957310 2018 anthology short story

    'Think of an Australian writer and chances are that at some time or another they’ve had short fiction published in Meanjin.
    'For the first time a treasure trove of this writing leaps from the pages of Meanjin into a book of fine fiction.
    'You’ll read Tim Winton, David Malouf and recent work by Jennifer Mills. In between you’ll find John Kinsella, Eliot Perlman, Elizabeth Jolley, Nicholas Jose, Bruce Pascoe, Melissa Lucashenko, A.S. Patric and many more. '  (Publication summary)

    Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 2018
    pg. 217-225
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