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Real‑life stories? Laura Kroetsch

Other Voices 3: Lifestories Ruth and Oz Kraus (eds), Brick Row/ Hallard Press, $19.95 Other Voices 3: Lifestories is one of those books you read and, midway through the page, stop, grab the phone and call anyone you can. It…
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The sacred fish, Norman Bilbrough

Norman Bilbrough looks at some short fiction currently available – and sorts the big from the small. Motel View Forbes Williams, Victoria University Press, $19.95 Animal Passions Sheridan Keith, New Women’s Press, $24.95 Just Like You Said It Would Be…
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Cryptic crosswords and intellectual judo, Chris Else

Black Rainbow Albert Wendt, Penguin, $29.95 Octavio’s Last Invention Michael Morrissey, Brick Row, $27.95 The world of Black Rainbow is a futuristic parody based on New Zealand Pakeha values, a world without crime, poverty or unemployment founded on a comfortable,…
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A pre-occupation with family, Ronda Cooper

Swimmers, Dancers Michelle Leggott, Auckland University Press, 1991, $16.95 The Other Hemisphere Jan Kemp, Three Continents Press/ Brick Row Publishing, Auckland, 1991, $19.95 Orpheus and other poems Meg Campbell, Te Kotare Press, Pukerua Bay, 1990, $15.95 Michelle Leggott’s second collection…
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Posted in Literature, Poetry, Review
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