Cardboard: A woman left for dead
* Smashwords Edition *
Copyright (c) Fiona Place 2010
First published in Australia in 1989 by Local Consumptions Press under the title Cardboard: the strength thereof and other related matters.
Second edition published in 2010 under the title Cardboard: A woman left for dead.
Acknowledgments: Sections of this novel have previously appeared in Westerly, Southerly, The Phoenix Review, Meanjin, LinQ, Luna, Overland, Emu, Fictions '88 and Up from Below.
Fiona Place has always been interested in women, language and identity. Her novel Cardboard was originally published by LCP and won the National Book Council Award for New Writers. Her second, the co-authored self-help book When Eating is Everything was published in 1991. Fiona has worked as a financial commentator for various fund managers and major newspapers. Her focus on making investment and economic concepts accessible to the general reader. Today she combines motherhood with her work as a writer and an advocate for children with intellectual disabilities. Her essays on motherhood and genetics appear in peer-reviewed journals.