Author(s): Kathleen Mary Fallon

Lesbian & Bi Fiction

When Kate, a white Australian foster mother, takes her 18-yearold Torres Straight Islander foster son back to Brisbane to meet his sick birth mother, Kate?s own mother has a homecoming of a very different kind planned for her daughter. Paydirt paints a portrait of contemporary Australia that is that is anything but black versus white.


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Kathleen Mary Fallon's work extends across a variety of media, including: the novel Working Hot (published by Sybylla Co-Operative Press in 1989 and winner of a Victorian Premier's Award for Innovative Writing); written librettos for the opera Matricide - The Musical (composed by Elena Kats-Chernin and presented by Chamber Made Opera) as well as the song cycle Laquiem: Tales From the Mourning of the Lac Women (composed by Andree Greenwell); as well as the 2007 AWGIE Award-nominate script for the film Call Me Mum (directed by Margot Nash and produced by Michael McMahon). Kathleen currently lectures in creative writing at The University of Melbourne.

General Fields

  • : 9781920694975
  • : UWA Publishing
  • : University of Western Australia Press
  • : 0.19
  • : June 2007
  • : 210mm X 148mm X 10mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : black & white illustrations
  • : 178
  • : 823.914
  • : Paperback
  • : Kathleen Mary Fallon