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Pome – Emma Neale

Owl-glass   The first time, the eye spies a spy-glass: owl-glass a till now unheard word: thick spectacles, monocle, binoculars to track nocturnal birds? Or a barometer that measures owl-weather? Dusky, silt-blue, cool, without night the feel of night, the…
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The intensity of departures from home, Emma Neale

The City Far from Home Margaret Sutherland, Hodder & Stoughton (Sceptre), Auckland, 1991, $19.95 The ‘City’ in the title of Sutherland’s collection of short stories takes on various forms: an island village in Fiji, or mentions of travel to locations…
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Memories, dreams and idealisations, Emma Neale

Holy Terrors and Other Stories Amelia Batistich, Vintage Books, Random Century Group, Auckland, 1991, $19.95 How to belong, and where to find ‘home’, are the obsessions which unite the stories in this collection. These can tip over into a vivid…
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