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  • Author:agent Peter Goldsworthy http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/goldsworthy-peter
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Gravel
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

The characters in this collection of stories, which comprises six shorter and two longer pieces, want things that run counter to their sense of themselves. They are drawn outside their comfort zone into situations that are sometimes amusing, sometimes undignifying, never quite what they expect. Thus, for example, a contented woman finds herself considering a bizarre sexual invitation that just days before filled her with scorn. A mediocre man is pulled into a strange dance with his stalker. A father gives his daughter a Christmas present with a disturbing history. An ugly sports parent plays a game of ridiculous chance. A young boy's music lesson offers him a discordant insight into adult behaviour. And in a primal tale about the borderline between animals and humans, death is horrifyingly not the end of the story. (Adapted from Trove)

Notes

  • Epigraph: Each time the gravel slid off the shovel it sounded like something trying to hang on by its nails. Philip Hodgins, 'Shooting the Dogs'.
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,:Hamish Hamilton , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Nun's Story, Peter Goldsworthy , 2009 single work short story (p. 1-12)
Shooting the Dog, Peter Goldsworthy , 2005 single work short story (p. 13-41)
The Bet, Peter Goldsworthy , 2009 single work short story (p. 43-62)
Mirror, Mirror, Peter Goldsworthy , 2005 single work short story (p. 63-94)
Run Silent, Run Deep, Peter Goldsworthy , 2005 single work short story (p. 95-111)
The Fourth Tenor, Peter Goldsworthy , 2003 single work short story (p. 113-154)
Get a Life, Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 single work short story (p. 155-204)
The Formal, Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 single work short story (p. 205-252)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2011 .
      Extent: 252p.
      ISBN: 9780143205456

Works about this Work

Short Cut to Success Fiona Purdon , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 July 2010; (p. 20-21)
Doctor Shows He Still Has a Finger on the Impulse Eleanor Limprecht , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 20 June 2010; (p. 13)

— Review of Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 selected work short story
In Short, It's a Search for the 'Grainy Truth' James Ley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , June vol. 5 no. 5 2010; (p. 18-19)
Fiction Books Sue Bond , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 27 - 28 March 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 selected work short story
Untitled Amanda Ward , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , April no. 362 2010; (p. 37)

— Review of Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 selected work short story
Erotica-Lite from a Marital Arts Master Nigel Krauth , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 27-28 February 2010; (p. 21)

— Review of Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 selected work short story
Prickles of Disquiet: Tales from the Prolific Peter Goldsworthy Murray Waldren , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 319 2010; (p. 9-10)

— Review of Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 selected work short story
Sharply Drawn Vignettes Explore Life's Daily Drama A. P. Riemer , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 March 2010; (p. 26-27)

— Review of Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 selected work short story
Well Read Katharine England , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 6 March 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 selected work short story ; Below the Styx Michael Meehan , 2010 single work novel
Revealing What Lies beneath the Iceberg's Tip Brenda Niall , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 13 March 2010; (p. 23)

— Review of Gravel Peter Goldsworthy , 2010 selected work short story
A Shot in the Arm Sally Pryor , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 March 2010; (p. 11)
In Short, It's a Search for the 'Grainy Truth' James Ley , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , June vol. 5 no. 5 2010; (p. 18-19)
Short Cut to Success Fiona Purdon , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 July 2010; (p. 20-21)
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