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Ithaca in My Mind

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A new short story by Peter Temple, award-winning crime fiction writer. Originally published as part of '10 short stories you must read this year' This is Peter's contribution from the 2009 release.

On a lazy summer morning, ageing author Vincent Duncan takes an unsettling phone call from his literary agent. Peter Temple indulges his humorous side in this scathingly brillian
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Kindle Edition, 27 pages
Published April 26th 2012 by Allen & Unwin
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Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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On a lazy summer morning, ageing author Vincent Duncan takes an unsettling phone call from his literary agent. Peter Temple indulges his humorous side in this scathingly brilliant portrayal of a writer past his peak.
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My take......

Crisis time in the library, my reading mojo has upped and vanished, so in an effort to speed things up and get things moving, I got this 21 page short from Amazon.

Temple is an author I’ve enjoyed in my pre-blogging days, though like most
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John
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I love Peter Temple, but not this one.
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Brilliant send up of being a writer and the motivations of writing.
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Peter Temple is an Australian crime fiction writer.

Formerly a journalist and journalism lecturer, Temple turned to fiction writing in the 1990s. His Jack Irish novels (Bad Debts, Black Tide, Dead Point, and White Dog) are set in Melbourne, Australia, and feature an unusual
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