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The Resource Shooting the Fox

Shooting the Fox

Label
Shooting the Fox
Title
Shooting the Fox
Statement of responsibility
Marion Halligan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On love and loss, sex and death, food and gardening ... a new collection by Australia's most assured short-story writer.Why did Bluebeard kill his wives? Because that's what he did. It's a given. It's the plot. Until the lucky one, who is saved. The even more interesting question is: why did Mrs Bluebeard feel utterly unable to resist opening the door? Don't we all think, when it comes to these stories, that we'd have made it work? So much freedom, and one tiny forbidden thing. Not important, a token in fact. So easy to obey so small a prohibition. We think, if I had been Eve I wouldn't have picked the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, I wouldn't have given a piece to Adam. I and my progeny down the millennia would still be multiplying fruitfully in the Garden of Eden.'Life in all its richness is reflected in this superb new collection from one of Australia's most acclaimed short story writers. Love and loss, sex and death, and the great pleasures of food, wine and reading all populate its pages.Shooting the Fox is brimming with surprising characters - the virgin and the pornographer, the adulterer, the translator, the defecting diplomat - and the inconveniences of modernity. In the end, though, it is a collection of stories about happiness, its circuitous routes, its surprising outcomes, and the consequences when we fail in its pursuit
Summary
Tales of love and loss, sex and death, and the great pleasures of food, wine and reading, all brimming with surprising characters - the virgin and the pornographer, the adulterer, the translator, the defecting diplomat - and the inconveniences of modernity. In the end, though, it is a collection of stories about happiness, its circuitous routes, its surprising outcomes, and the consequences when we fail in its pursuit.
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10005680
Cataloging source
NOV
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1940-
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Halligan, Marion
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Short Stories
Target audience
adult
Label
Shooting the Fox
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:34eb0351-83e7-4e44-9c3e-d78d3ba3061d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742692852
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Shooting the Fox
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:34eb0351-83e7-4e44-9c3e-d78d3ba3061d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742692852
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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