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How to Select a Durian at Footscray Market Stephanie Campisi

How to Select a Durian at Footscray Market

Stephanie Campisi

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A rainbow of plastic bags crinkles by: here and there a banana jabs out, or the horn of a pear stem breaks free. A woman, the woman whose story this is, winding through the sprawl of people with a scowl that vanishes her yellow-tinged eyes, clutchesMoreA rainbow of plastic bags crinkles by: here and there a banana jabs out, or the horn of a pear stem breaks free. A woman, the woman whose story this is, winding through the sprawl of people with a scowl that vanishes her yellow-tinged eyes, clutches the spiny boon of a small durian to her chest as though it is a suckling infant. Its claws jag at the shiny paint on her synthetic shirt...Who is this woman, and what is her fascination with this strange fruit?____How to Select a Durian at Footscray Market is a 6000 word short story that first appeared in Sprawl, published by Twelfth Planet Press, 2010Reviews:Campisi sketches evocative glimpses of everyday exotica...an aptly memorable celebration of story -- Strange HorizonsThis story has writing as strong and peculiar as the durian fruit of the title -- Duncan Lawrie...has some wonderful descriptive passages that bring the vision, taste and smell of the markets vividly to the senses of the reader -- Rosemary Thomas