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'Life in all its richness is reflected in this superb new collection from one of Australia's most acclaimed short story writers. Love and loss, sex and death, and the great pleasures of food, wine and reading all populate its pages.

'Shooting the Fox is brimming with surprising characters - the virgin and the pornographer, the adulterer, the translator, the defecting diplomat - and the inconveniences of modernity. In the end, though, it is a collection of stories about happiness, its circuitous routes, its surprising outcomes, and the consequences when we fail in its pursuit.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Brenda and Rosie.
  • Epigraph: We spend our years as a tale that is told. Psalm 90, 9.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,:Allen and Unwin , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Shooting the Fox, Marion Halligan , 2005 single work short story (p. 1-18)
Valiant, Marion Halligan , 2003 single work short story (p. 19-29)
The White Peacock, Marion Halligan , 2007 single work short story (p. 30-42)
A Grove of Olives, Marion Halligan , 2010 single work short story (p. 43-52)
At the End of No Line, Marion Halligan , 2003 single work short story (p. 53-69)
Bingle, Marion Halligan , 2011 single work short story (p. 70-84)
Together Forever, Marion Halligan , 2011 single work short story (p. 85-95)
What About the Spider..., Marion Halligan , 2001 single work short story (p. 96-106)
It's the Cheroot, Marion Halligan , 2010 single work short story (p. 107-123)
The Original is Unfaithful to the Translation, Marion Halligan , 2005 single work short story (p. 124-137)
Polyhymnia, Marion Halligan , 2011 single work short story (p. 138-143)
The Train Crossed a Bridge, Marion Halligan , 2009 single work short story (p. 144-152)
Irregular Verbs, Marion Halligan , 2005 single work short story (p. 153-162)
At the Pool, Marion Halligan , 2011 single work short story (p. 163-170)
We Were Sitting in the Garden, Marion Halligan , 2011 single work short story (p. 171-180)
The Club, Marion Halligan , 2011 single work short story (p. 181-185)
Telling the Beads, Marion Halligan , 2011 single work short story (p. 186-196)
A Scent of Geraniums, Marion Halligan , 2011 single work short story (p. 197-210)
Epistles from Eden, Marion Halligan , 2006 single work short story (p. 211)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Untitled Sylvia Alston , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , September vol. 36 no. 3 2012; (p. 393-394)

— Review of Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story
The Year's Work in Fiction Annabel Smith , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 57 no. 1 2012; (p. 137-152)

— Review of When We Have Wings Claire Corbett , 2011 single work novel ; Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story ; Sarah Thornhill Kate Grenville , 2011 single work novel ; The Waterboys Peter Docker , 2011 single work novel ; Traitor Stephen Daisley , 2010 single work novel ; Inherited Amanda Curtin , 2011 selected work short story ; The Courier's New Bicycle Kim Westwood , 2011 single work novel ; That Deadman Dance Kim Scott , 2010 single work novel ; The Street Sweeper Elliot Perlman , 2011 single work novel ; Thought Crimes Tim Richards , 2011 selected work short story ; Black Glass Meg Mundell , 2010 single work novel ; The Cook Wayne McCauley , 2011 single work novel ; Wild History 1996 single work poetry ; A Common Loss Kirsten Tranter , 2011 single work novel
Trouble in Eden : Marion Halligan’s Shooting the Fox Dorothy Jones , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 34 no. 2 2012; (p. 184-190)
'Although the stories in Marion Halligan’s Shooting the Fox can be read independently, they also form an intricate whole where individual stories complement and reflect one another. A Garden of Eden, fruitful and safely enclosed until corruption and loss intervene, forms the book’s central motif. Language and communication are also important themes, as is the writer’s role in creating fictional worlds, where, serpent-like she introduces discord and betrayal to advance her narrative. Halligan’s opening story, gives the collection its name, establishing most of the book’s major ideas so that other stories appear to develop out of or relate back to it.' (Publication summary)
LOve, Death and betrayal Distilled to Their Elemnts Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 30 - 31 July 2011; (p. 22)

— Review of Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story
So Much Freedom ... and One Forbidden Thing Fiona Gruber , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2 -3 July 2011; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story
Untitled Eliza Metcalfe , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May vol. 90 no. 8 2011; (p. 42)

— Review of Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story
Short, and All That Sweeter for That Peter Pierce , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 28 May 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story
Minds of Others Judith Armstrong , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 332 2011; (p. 57)

— Review of Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story
Well Read Katharine England , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 June 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story
Behind Closed Doors Felicity Plunkett , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 June 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of Shooting the Fox Marion Halligan , 2011 selected work short story
At Play with Written Words Nigel Featherstone , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 June 2011; (p. 23-24)
Trouble in Eden : Marion Halligan’s Shooting the Fox Dorothy Jones , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 34 no. 2 2012; (p. 184-190)
'Although the stories in Marion Halligan’s Shooting the Fox can be read independently, they also form an intricate whole where individual stories complement and reflect one another. A Garden of Eden, fruitful and safely enclosed until corruption and loss intervene, forms the book’s central motif. Language and communication are also important themes, as is the writer’s role in creating fictional worlds, where, serpent-like she introduces discord and betrayal to advance her narrative. Halligan’s opening story, gives the collection its name, establishing most of the book’s major ideas so that other stories appear to develop out of or relate back to it.' (Publication summary)
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