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The Poppies Grow in Flanders Fields single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 The Poppies Grow in Flanders Fields
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A short story involving Lester and Frankie (two Aboriginal cousins) and Lionel (a European boy), from the same district in rural West Australia, who go off to war and find themselves in the hell of Fromelles. A story of the horror and madness of war, and it's impact on the lives of those who returned. A story of a community torn by racial divide.

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    y separately published work icon The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009 Z1614911 2009 selected work short story

    'Since Archie Weller was runner-up for the first Vogel Award in 1980 for his novel The Day of the Dog, he has become an important voice in contemporary Indigenous writing. The Window Seat is a collection of his best short fiction and a tribute to his contribution to Australian literature.

    'These stories are honest, brutal and moving. In 'The Window Seat', we witness an old woman's journey home through the eyes of an disgruntled white traveller who sits beside her; in 'Stolen Car', a young Aboriginal man learns his first lesson in rough justice, and in 'Dead Dingo', we see another rallying against what his friends, life and fate are offering him. (Publisher's blurb.)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009
    pg. 241-251
Last amended 30 Sep 2014 11:49:43
  • Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Fromelles,
    Western Europe, Europe,
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