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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Counting Backwards and Other Stories
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* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 1991 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Violet and Rose, Suzanne Edgar , 1985 single work short story (p. 3-7)
At the Yudnamutna Hotel, Suzanne Edgar , 1988 single work short story (p. 8-13)
Counting Backwards, Suzanne Edgar , 1991 single work short story (p. 14-24)
Watchers, Suzanne Edgar , 1985 single work short story

Brenda Madigan avoided the sight of her body these days. She had arthritis; her fingers, once long, slender and tapered, olive skinned, were now twisted and sallow, covered with knobs. They curved under like claws, but lacked the strength that word implies. Her feet were swollen and so were her hip joints: when she levered herself onto her feet from a chair she could hear the thigh bones grinding woodenly against each other. Walking, her buttocks protruded unnaturally and her knees swivelled awkwardly in to meet each other. The illness had sapped her confidence too. She avoided strangers and asked no-one to the house.

(Source: Informit)

(p. 25-30)
Post Mortem, Suzanne Edgar , 1990 single work short story

Lou's older sister, Brenda, is in the arthritic ward with little hope of recovery. As Brenda will need long-term care, Lou plans to start looking for nursing homes, unwilling to have the divisive Brenda in the same household as Lou's husband and children.

After speaking with a nurse, Lou learns that Brenda is terminally ill, and decides to spend more time with her at the hospital. She begins to annoy the nurses but persists until Brenda finally falls into a coma and dies.

(p. 31-45)
The Kitbag, Suzanne Edgar , 1986 single work short story The Uncle (p. 46-51)
Burying Rosenthal, Suzanne Edgar , 1991 single work short story (p. 55-63)
The Birthday Party, Suzanne Edgar , 1986 single work short story (p. 64-68)
The Man who Measured the Rate at Which His Lawn Grew, Suzanne Edgar , 1991 single work short story (p. 69-77)
An Intruder, Suzanne Edgar , 1991 single work short story (p. 78-86)
A Proposed Marriage, Suzanne Edgar , 1989 single work short story (p. 87-96)
Mrs Rosenberg, Suzanne Edgar , 1987 single work short story (p. 97-102)
Story of a Ham Sandwich, Suzanne Edgar , 1991 single work short story (p. 103-111)
At the Babysitter's, Suzanne Edgar , 1988 single work short story At Mrs Pickering's (p. 112-116)
Kingfishers, Suzanne Edgar , 1986 single work short story (p. 117-126)
Arnie's Marathon, Suzanne Edgar , 1988 single work short story humour (p. 127-135)
Madonnas, Suzanne Edgar , 1988 single work short story young adult (p. 136-145)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Refractory Girl , Autumn no. 42 1992; (p. 59)

— Review of Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , 1991 selected work short story ; Eating Out S. F. Melrose , 1991 selected work short story
The Right Place for a Little Ham Shirley Despoja , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 August 1991; (p. 10)
Stories That Count Roberta Munro , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 1 1991; (p. 60-62)

— Review of Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , 1991 selected work short story
Untitled Margot Luke , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , August vol. 6 no. 8 1991; (p. 11)

— Review of Revival House Julian Davies , 1991 single work novel ; Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , 1991 selected work short story
Untitled Bruce Merry , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , vol. 18 no. 2 1991; (p. 149-159)

— Review of Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , 1991 selected work short story ; The Edge of the Rainforest James Porter , 1991 single work novel ; Glass Reptile Breakout and Other Australian Speculative Stories 1990 anthology short story
Untitled Margot Luke , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , August vol. 6 no. 8 1991; (p. 11)

— Review of Revival House Julian Davies , 1991 single work novel ; Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , 1991 selected work short story
Stories That Count Roberta Munro , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 1 1991; (p. 60-62)

— Review of Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , 1991 selected work short story
Untitled 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Refractory Girl , Autumn no. 42 1992; (p. 59)

— Review of Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , 1991 selected work short story ; Eating Out S. F. Melrose , 1991 selected work short story
Velvet Alienation Tim Prenzler , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , July vol. 10 no. 2 1991; (p. 56)

— Review of Velvet Waters Gerald Murnane , 1990 selected work short story ; We'll All Go Together Philip Neilsen , Barry O'Donohue , 1984 selected work poetry ; Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , 1991 selected work short story
A Time and Place that Means Home Irina Dunn , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 October 1991; (p. 45)

— Review of Homeland 1991 anthology short story prose poetry criticism ; What You Own : stories Thomas Shapcott , 1991 selected work short story ; Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , 1991 selected work short story
The Right Place for a Little Ham Shirley Despoja , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 August 1991; (p. 10)
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