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Telling tales, Tessa Barringer

Black Light Laura Solomon Tandem Press, $24.95 ISBN 0 908884 80 x The Silicon Tongue Beryl Fletcher Spinifex Press, $24.95 ISBN 1 875559 49 3 On the Grapevine Linda Burgess University of Otago Press, $24.95 ISBN 1 877133 12 4…
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Finding the inside story, Tessa Barringer

Pieces of Music Michael Jackson Vintage NZ $19.95 Olivia Lester Earnshaw Hazard Press $24.95 Sandspit Crossing Noel Virtue Random House NZ, $24.95 Michael Jackson is an internationally renowned anthropologist, Noel Virtue once worked as a zookeeper in Wales, and Lester…
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Trapped in the looking‑glass, Tessa Barringer

Janet Frame: Subversive Fictions Gina Mercer University of Otago Press, $29.95 In her discussion of Janet Frame’s tenth novel, Living in the Maniototo, Australian critic Gina Mercer suggests that “Frame sets up a fun parlour in which mirrors distort the…
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