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Shining a transformative light, Sarah Quigley

Extraordinary Anywhere: Essays on Place from Aotearoa New Zealand Ingrid Horrocks and Cherie Lacey (eds) Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9781776560707 At a time when much of Europe is preoccupied with redefining – and defending – boundaries, New Zealand is…
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Something that rises, Ingrid Horrocks

Can You Tolerate This?: Personal Essays Ashleigh Young Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9781776560769 The title of Wellington poet, blogger, and editor Ashleigh Young’s new collection is a challenge issued in somewhat the same spirit as the title of Hera…
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The archaeologist of memory, Ingrid Horrocks

The Dreaming Land Martin Edmond Bridget Williams Books, $40.00, ISBN 9780908321490 The Dreaming Land is Martin Edmond’s first full-length work of autobiography, but he’s been working in the territory of life writing and memoir for a long time. He is…
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Digging and delving, Tim Corballis and Ingrid Horrocks

The Grass Catcher: A Digression About Home Ian Wedde Victoria University Press, $40.00, ISBN 9780864739384 The protagonist of the present-day portion of Symmes Hole (1986), Ian Wedde’s canonical and underread novel about settler colonialism, is obsessed with history. He digs…
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Distances, depths and directions, Catherine Vidler

The Moonmen Anna Livesey Victoria University Press, $25.00, ISBN 9780864736260   Tigers at Awhitu Sarah Broom Auckland University Press, $24.99, ISBN 9781869404574   Mapping the Distance Ingrid Horrocks Victoria University Press, $25.0, ISBN 9780864736277   The Moonmen, Tigers at Awhitu…
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Remembrance of things past, Peter Wells

The House at Karamu Beryl Fletcher Spinifex, $29.95, ISBN 1876756357 Travelling with Augusta 1835 and 1999  Ingrid Horrocks Victoria University Press, $34.95, ISBN 0864734476 Initially, when I received these two books for review, I thought I would resist the contrast-and-compare…
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