'The Men Outside My Room' is incorporated into The Last Thread in a slightly different version.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yThe Best Australian Stories 2011Cate Kennedy
Melbourne:Black Inc.,2011Z18127732011anthology short story (taught in 3 units)'In The Best Australian Stories 2011, Cate Kennedy selects the year’s most outstanding short fiction. Featuring much loved masters as well as exciting new voices, this book is a perfect introduction to Australia’s best contemporary fiction.' (From the publisher's website.)Melbourne:Black Inc.,2011
yThe Last ThreadMichael Sala,
Mulgrave:Affirm Press,2012Z18304182012single work novel 'The Last Thread is Michael Sala's fascinating life in fiction. From his early years in the Netherlands to growing up in Australia during the 1980s, Michael recalls the secret surrounding his estranged Greek father and how scandalous events from the past fractured his family. This is a moving chronicle of a boy's turbulent relationship with his bullying stepfather, aloof older brother and adored mother, whose cheerful apathy has devastating consequences. As his life unfolds, Michael - now a father - must decide if he can free himself from the dark pull of the past.' (From the publisher's website.)