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To hell and gone, down there, Jane Westaway

Zone of the Marvellous: In Search of the Antipodes Martin Edmond Auckland University Press, $34.99, ISBN 9781869404475 Anna Kavan’s New Zealand: A Pacific Interlude in a Turbulent Life Jennifer Sturm (ed) Vintage, $36.99, ISBN 9781869791339 Passageways: The Story of a

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Awkward positions , Christina Thompson

Pictures by Goya and Other Stories Vincent O’Sullivan Penguin, $28.00, ISBN 0143020552 In the title story of Vincent O’Sullivan’s collection Pictures by Goya, two characters find themselves in an awkward position. They have been carrying on an adulterous affair when

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What it’s all about, Christina Thompson

Stonefish Keri Hulme Huia, $34.95, ISBN 1869690885 Keri Hulme’s new collection Stonefish is so unremarkable it sent me back to the bone people to see what all the fuss had been about. How could a Booker Prize-winner produce so slight

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