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My Mother and Mick extract   essay  
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 My Mother and Mick
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Gabrielle Carey excavates, as far as possible with the resources at her disposal, the connection between her mother, Joan Ferguson, the writer Randolph Stow and their respective families. Correspondence between Carey and Stow (included in the essay) sheds some light on the relationship and solves some family mysteries for Carey.


  • Epigraph: Death, oh death, oh / you been going a long time now. / When you gunna take a rest, / oh death? - from Randolph Stow's Tourmaline.
  • An edited version of a longer work to be published in Westerly (2010).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Australian Literary Review ALR vol. 5 no. 8 September 2010 Z1723678 2010 periodical issue 2010 pg. 24, 23, 21
    • Published in reverse pagination order, beginning on page twenty-four.
    • port. (Randolph Stow)
Last amended 8 Sep 2010 17:39:02
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