A Dark Quilt. "The Thirteenth Night: A Mother's Story of the Life and Death of her Son" by Jan McNess and "Something More Wonderful: A True Story by Sonia Orchard" by Sonia Orchard. [review]

dc.contributor.author Hooton, Joy
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-10T12:33:55Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-10T12:33:55Z
dc.date.issued 2003-04
dc.description.abstract On the night of 13 September 1993, flight lieutenants Jeremy McNess and Mark Cairns-Cowan were killed when their F-111 crashed at Guyra, in northern NSW. Written by Jeremy’s mother, "The Thirteenth Night" dwells on the complex fatality of that night, which permanently changed several life stories in an instant. For his mother, who had coped with his exceptionally difficult childhood, winning through in his early teens to a remarkably close relationship, Jeremy's death was and remains a dark frontier. Beyond lay a strange and cold country. If Jan McNess found little real support or consolation in a culture that attempts to repress death and grief, lamenting that she was unable to paint her face black to show her deep sorrow, Sonia Orchard has surmounted these cultural barriers. "Something More Wonderful" is the story of her experience as witness to the suffering and death of her greatest friend, Emma Burdekin. en
dc.description.sponsorship Australia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoria en
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dc.identifier.citation Hooton, Joy 2003. A Dark Quilt. Review of "The Thirteenth Night: A Mother's Story of the Life and Death of her Son" by Jan McNess and "Something More Wonderful: A True Story by Sonia Orchard" by Sonia Orchard. 'Australian Book Review', No 250, April, 28-29. en
dc.identifier.issn 0155-2864
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/1265
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Australian Book Review en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No 250 en
dc.subject Australian en
dc.subject Book Reviews en
dc.subject Publishing en
dc.subject.other Australian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealand en
dc.title A Dark Quilt. "The Thirteenth Night: A Mother's Story of the Life and Death of her Son" by Jan McNess and "Something More Wonderful: A True Story by Sonia Orchard" by Sonia Orchard. [review] en
dc.type Article en
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