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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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From near and far, Pip Adam

The Shark Party Janet Colson Escalator Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473295141 Run Thomas Run Kate Carty Escalator Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780473295240 The Silver Gaucho Jackie Ballantyne The Doby Press, $35.00, ISBN 9780473275259 In a lot of ways, these books represent work…
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Writing on the high wire, Sue McCauley

The Score Adrienne Jansen Escalator Press, $28.00, ISBN 978047325328 The Virgin & the Whale Carl Nixon Vintage, $38.00, ISBN 9781775533757 I’m Working on a Building Pip Adam Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780864738981 When more than one book is featured…
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What am I doing here? Nicholas Reid

A Man Melting Craig Cliff Vintage, $29.99, ISBN 9781869791926   Everything We Hoped For Pip Adam Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780864736253   Once upon a Time in Aotearoa Tina Makereti Huia, $30.00, ISBN 978186969166   He ran his right…
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