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That Obscure Object of Desire single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 That Obscure Object of Desire
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  • Epigraph:
    Personne ne voit les choses comme elles sont,
    mais comme ses desirs it son etat d'ame les lui font voir.
    (Luis Bunuel)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Forecast : Turbulence Janette Turner Hospital , Pymble : Fourth Estate , 2011 Z1803542 2011 selected work short story 'Forecast Turbulence is a breathtaking and exquisitely lyrical collection of nine short stories and one memoir piece from internationally acclaimed Australian author Janette Turner Hospital. Featuring a compelling and enigmatic cast of characters - a loner obsessed with the beautiful face of a neighbour; a militant religious cult; the mute skipper of a whale-watching boat; a teenager who hasn't set eyes on his father since the breakdown of his parents' marriage; the daughters of a charming family man (and paedophile); a child and his grandmother sitting out a hurricane; two vulnerable girls visiting their stepfathers in prison; a young woman deeply ashamed of what her father has become; and the grief-stricken parents of an abducted child - Turner Hospital sensitively weaves their stories of raw emotion, heartbreaking vulnerability and incredible resolve, revealing their quest to hold their centres and maintain equilibrium in a turbulent and uncertain world.' (From the publisher's website.) Pymble : Fourth Estate , 2011 pg. 123-149
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