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Alternative title: Enough : A Novel (Volume I)
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Danger Game
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'"Sometimes the only way to manage the daily percolating drip of fear, the corrosive dread of debt and humiliation, is to embrace another sort of terror, to put oneself in danger."

'Alice and Louise are sisters united by a distant tragedy - the house fire their brother burnt to death in fourteen years ago. Alice teaches dirt-poor students at a state high school that the government wants to close while she pursues a tumultuouse relationship with a married man. Louse, a habitual liar and recovering heroin addict, has been playing "the danger game" since she was a child, and she can't stop. But when Louise decides to unravel the truth about her twin brother's death, and seeks out the mother that abandoned them, everything changes.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Originally written as part of a PhD.
  • Dedication: For Keren, Danielle, Andrea, Allara and Julie - with love and admiration.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Sleepers Publishing , 2009 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 8 January 2009
      ISBN: 9781740668132

Works about this Work

Disrupted Narrative Voices and the Representation of Trauma in Sonya Hartnett’s Surrender and Kalinda Ashton’s The Danger Game Jennifer Phillips , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Language and Semiotic Studies , Winter vol. 1 no. 4 2015; (p. 108-120)

'In this paper [the author] will consider the intersection between family tragedy, trauma, and affective uses of narration in two Australian novels: Surrender (Hartnett, 2005) and The Danger Game (Ashton, 2009). In both of these novels, narratological techniques are utilised to represent a grief beyond words—the tragic loss of a close family member, specifically, a sibling. Both novels use disruptions in narrative forms—particularly in the inherent expectations readers bring to the forms of first, second and third person narration. These narrative disruptions mirror the disruptions of identity experienced by the characters in these texts. Moreover, as we engage with the traumatic content through a fractured subjectivity presented by these texts, our identities as readers, too, become fractured and disrupted. These disruptions of identity echo that which is experienced by the characters themselves through their loss. By analysing the link between these disruptions and the content of these novels, we get a better understanding of the ways in which fictive worlds can represent psychological issues. The narration of these novels and their engagement with childhood sibling loss enable us to begin to create and understand a broader aesthetic of representational trauma.'

Source: Abstract.

Readers' Choice : Tales of Sensation and Sentiment 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 13 May 2012; (p. 17)
How to Grow an Anthology Les Zigomanis , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , July no. 209 2011; (p. 12)
Dangers of the Writing Game Stephen Romei , 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 December 2010; (p. 22-23)
Big Sale for Sleepers Publishing 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 11)
Bookseller + Publisher Magazine reports on the sale of UK and Commonwealth publishing rights for Kalinda Ashton's The Danger Game. The novel will be published in trade paperback in the UK in May 2011 by Birmingham-based independent publisher Tindal Street Press.
Boredom and Bandaids Chris Womersley , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , August vol. 4 no. 7 2009; (p. 22)

— Review of The Danger Game Kalinda Ashton , 2008 single work novel ; The Ice Age Kirsten Reed , 2009 single work novel ; We Don't Live Here Anymore Matt Nable , 2009 single work novel ; Omega Park Amy Barker , 2009 single work novel
Spot-on Debut Tackles Poverty's Complexities Jo Case , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 15 August 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of The Danger Game Kalinda Ashton , 2008 single work novel
Sliver of Hope Cuts through Family Tragedies Emily Maguire , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 August 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Danger Game Kalinda Ashton , 2008 single work novel ; After the Fire, a Still Small Voice Evie Wyld , 2009 single work novel
[Review] The Danger Game Chris Currie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August vol. 89 no. 1 2009; (p. 39)

— Review of The Danger Game Kalinda Ashton , 2008 single work novel
Hop. Jump. Kerb. Georgina Arnott , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2009 - January 2010 no. 317 2009; (p. 65)

— Review of The Danger Game Kalinda Ashton , 2008 single work novel
Life Between the Covers Owen Richardson , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 16 August 2009; (p. 21)
Grace under Fire Marc McEvoy , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 May 2010; (p. 30-31)
Big Sale for Sleepers Publishing 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , October vol. 90 no. 3 2010; (p. 11)
Bookseller + Publisher Magazine reports on the sale of UK and Commonwealth publishing rights for Kalinda Ashton's The Danger Game. The novel will be published in trade paperback in the UK in May 2011 by Birmingham-based independent publisher Tindal Street Press.
Dangers of the Writing Game Stephen Romei , 2010 single work interview
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 4-5 December 2010; (p. 22-23)
How to Grow an Anthology Les Zigomanis , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Writing Queensland , July no. 209 2011; (p. 12)
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