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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Rest is Weight
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    y separately published work icon The Rest Is Weight : Stories Jennifer Mills , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2012 Z1862685 2012 selected work short story

    'Endorsed by Cate Kennedy, this is an eagerly awaited first story collection from an acclaimed young writer.

    'The award-winning stories in The Rest is Weight reflect Mills’ years in Central Australia, as well as her travels to Mexico, Russia and China. The collection displays a confident diversity of narrative voices and a brevity in style.

    'In 'The wind and other children', a girl searches for her lost grandmother while her parents quarrel at home; in 'Extra time', a man contemplates inertia after toxic contamination changes life in a remote Australian town; a woman imagines a mother’s love for her autistic son in 'The air you need'; and in 'Hello, Satan', a boy awaits his destiny at a roundabout at midnight, on the edge of a small town.

    'In exploring the human, Jennifer Mills deftly weaves themes of longing, alienation, delusion, resilience, and love. Sometimes dreamy and hypnotic, sometimes comic and wry, these stories leave their mark. Collected or on their own, Mills’ fiction is both a joy and a wonder to read.' (Publication summary)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2012
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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 71 no. 1 Autumn 2012 Z1864902 2012 periodical issue 2012 pg. 182-188
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