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The thrills of genre-literacy, David Larsen

The New Animals Pip Adam Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9781776561162 Pip Adam’s second novel is bewildering. I say this as praise, though also as fair warning. On page one we meet Carla, who has stopped on her way somewhere…
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Snowflake game, David Larsen

The Geometry of Desire Linda Niccol David Ling, $24.99, ISBN 1877378054 Fish’n’Chip Shop Song and Other Stories Carl Nixon Random, $27.99, ISBN 1869417615 I set out recently to teach my nine-year-old son about apostrophes. It was pleasingly straightforward. You learn…
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It’s theatre, really, David Larsen

I’ve lost track of how often my ass has fallen asleep from boredom at literary festivals. I’ve lost track of how often I was supremely disappointed by a writer’s public persona. I used to be as earnest and serious and…
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