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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Promise
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon McSweeney's no. 41 Chris Flynn (editor), 2012 Z1867936 2012 periodical issue 2012
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Promise : Stories Tony Birch , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2014 7277350 2014 selected work short story (taught in 3 units)

    'Outstanding new fiction from the Miles Franklin-shortlisted author of Blood

    'In this breathtaking new work, Tony Birch affirms his position as one of Australia’s finest writers of short-form fiction.

    'Using his unflinching creative gaze, he ponders love and loss and faith. A trio of amateur thieves are left in charge of a baby moments before a heist. A group of boys compete in the final of a marbles tournament, only to find their biggest challenge was the opponent they didn’t see coming. Two young friends find a submerged car in their local swimming hole and become obsessed by the mystery of the driver’s identity.

    'Across twelve blistering stories, The Promise delivers a sensitive and often humorous take on the lives of those who have loved, lost and wandered.' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2014

Works about this Work

[Review] The Promise Gerard Elson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , February vol. 93 no. 3 2014; (p. 20)

— Review of The Promise Tony Birch , 2012 single work short story
[Review] The Promise Gerard Elson , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , February vol. 93 no. 3 2014; (p. 20)

— Review of The Promise Tony Birch , 2012 single work short story
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