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It’s possible the term polyphony, when used in a literary sense, has never been more appropriately applied that to this sonorous poetry collection, Woven. Because yes, there is a multiplicity …

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Last Best Chance is Brooke Dunnell’s second novel after her 2021 Fogarty Award-winning debut novel, The Glass House. The former was a whip-smart study of female friendship and suburban ennui. …

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Kintsugi

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Shortlisted for the 2022 City of Fremantle Hungerford Award, Kintsugi by Marie O’Rourke is a book that, in her own words, resists the ‘tradition of first person, past-tense, chronological, narrative …

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Miriam Wei Wei Lo is a Canadian-born, Fremantle-based poet of Chinese-Malaysian and Anglo-Australian descent who “writes because life is too short to let it pass without comment.” Her first collection, …

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The Rip

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The Rip by Holly Craig delves into the intricate dynamics of female relationships, envy, and the haunting allure of other people’s lives. Set against the remote backdrop of Rottnest Island, …

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Melbourne-based poet Robbie Coburn’s latest poetry collection gallops and canters across the page; but it also soars Pegasus-like above a physical and emotional landscape where herds of fantasies, dreams and …

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The Other Bridget by Rachael Johns offers a charming and refreshing take on the romantic comedy genre. Set against the backdrop of Fremantle in Western Australia, the story introduces us …

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