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Title: London, England
Contributor(s): James, Wendy (author)
Publication Date: 1997
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Abstract: Last night my younger sister called me, reverse charges, from London. 'I'm coming home,' she says. The line crackles a little, then I start to exclaim, but her voice cuts in: 'I need money.' I don't question her need, just take down the necessary details: Five hundred dollars - into this account, at that bank. Tomorrow ... And don't tell Mum and Dad ... Please. She sounds older somehow, though it has only been a few months since our last telephone conversation. She sounds older, my pale will'o'the wisp sister. Perhaps it's just the connection. I ask her if she's okay. She tells me they've been desperately poor - can't get work. Someone is holding their passports, waiting to be paid for something or other. But everything's okay now, everything's fine. Honestly. Don't worry. Be home in two weeks - can't wait. Gotta go.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Imago: New Writing, 9(2), p. 39-43
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Place of Publication: St Lucia, Australia
ISSN: 1321-6481
Field of Research (FOR): 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature)
HERDC Category Description: C2 Non-Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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