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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Dark Wet
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'The Dark Wet is Jess Huon's first collection of short stories. Its three sequences explore the intense relationships between childhood friends, and later their spiritual companions, through the experience of sex, drugs, artistic expression and religious belief. The first sequence centres on Jed Harp's aching but undeclared love for his friend Daniel Hess; the second, on the wild androgynous desire of Isabelle and Oliver, riding across the boundaries of gender; the third follows the path of a young woman in India, from Buddhist monastery to Christian ashram to the erotic enchantments of a Hindu guru.


'Huon's characters have known confusion and grief, but they dance their way 'out of the mould' of conformity, opening themselves to others and to the world in unguarded affirmation. These same qualities, of risk and emotion and vitality, are what make Huon's writing so rich and distinctive.' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Epigraph:

    What else should our lives be, but a continual

    series of beginnings, of painful settings out

    into the unknown...into the mystery of what

    we have not yet become. –David Malouf

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Three Novellas Lucas Smith , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Rochford Street Review , December-January no. 2 2012;

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story
[Review] The Dark Wet Selina Samuels , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 72 no. 1 2012; (p. 249-257)

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story ; Permission to Lie Julie Chevalier , 2011 selected work short story
Lives Weighted Down by Things Left Unsaid Kalinda Ashton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 February 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story
Mentors and Tempters Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 January 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story
Off the Shelf : Short Stories Lorien Kaye , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 7 January 2012; (p. 28)

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story
[Review] The Dark Wet Elena Gomez , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December 2011-January 2012 no. 337 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story
[Review] The Dark Wet Patricia Maunder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , November vol. 91 no. 5 2011; (p. 29)

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story
Off the Shelf : Short Stories Lorien Kaye , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 7 January 2012; (p. 28)

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story
Mentors and Tempters Peter Pierce , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 January 2012; (p. 16)

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story
Lives Weighted Down by Things Left Unsaid Kalinda Ashton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 February 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Dark Wet Jessie Huon , 2011 selected work short story
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