A corpse gets discovered in a suburban back yard. Nobody knows him... it... Fred is a comic and surrealist vision of contemporary Australian suburban life: People who want to live, procreate, die, love with dignity - amongst the relentless and hypnotic pressure to be 'ordinary'.
"Christian is one of the most prescient and incisive writers we have in this country, and Fred is an example of her writing at its most biting, precise and satiric." - Tom Healey, Red Door Curator
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Female | 20s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 65
EXTRACT: I'm going to communicate something. Everything I've done since the crash I've done with you in mind. All the self help books and the courses you sneer at, have been so I could keep going - with a smile - and be there for you. What I wanted was to lie down in the dirt with mum and dad and let the weeds grow over me forever but I couldn't, I couldn't leave you without a family. And you sneer at my work but do you really think I like making ads.