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Grappling with the world, Jill Holt

Dirt Bomb Fleur Beale Random House, $19.95, ISBN 9781869795467   The Bridge Jane Higgins The Text Publishing Company, $26.00, ISBN 9781921758331   Calling the Gods  Jack Lasenby HarperCollins, $24.99, ISBN 9781869509484   These three novels shortlisted for the senior fiction…
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Behaving curiously, Hamish Clayton

Sydney Bridge Upside Down David Ballantyne Text Publishing, $32.00, ISBN 9781921520020   It’s hard to think of a more spectacular re-emergence in local literature than that, last year, of David Ballantyne’s 1968 masterpiece Sydney Bridge Upside Down. Ballantyne has been…
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End times, Susan Pearce

Their Faces Were Shining Tim Wilson Victoria University Press, $30.00, ISBN 9780864736291 August Bernard Beckett Text Publishing, $30.00, ISBN 9781921758041   These days, Second Coming websites glean enough donations to post video ads on music sites, so even if you…
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