In Elspeth Muir S Youngest Brother, Alexander, Finished His Last University Exam And Went Out With Some Mates On The Town Later That Night He Wandered To The Story Bridge He Put His Phone, Wallet, T Shirt And Thongs On The Walkway, Climbed Over The Railing, And Jumped Thirty Metres Into The Brisbane River BelowThree Days Passed Before Police Divers Pulled His Body Out Of The Water When Alexander Had Drowned, His Blood Alcohol Reading Was Almost Five Times The Legal Limit For DrivingWhy Do Some Of Us Drink So Much, And What Happens When We Do Fewer Young Australians Are Drinking Heavily, But The Rates Of Alcohol Abuse And Associated Problems From Blackouts To Sexual Assaults And One Punch Killings Are UndiminishedIntimate And Beautifully Told, Wasted Illuminates The Sorrows, And The Joys, Of Drinking
Elspeth Muir is a Brisbane author whose writing has appeared in The Lifted Brow, The Best of the Lifted Brow Volume One, Griffith Review, Voiceworks and Bumf She is a postgraduate student at the University of Queensland.
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- 18 February 2018 Elspeth Muir