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Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin

Linda Jaivin is the author of seven novels and four book-length works of non-fiction. An associate of the Australian Centre on China in the World at the Australian National University, she has translated novels and subtitled major Chinese language films. Her most recent book is The Shortest History of China (2021).

Linda Jaivin reviews 'Eat Well and Stay Out of Jail' by Leonie Stevens and 'Perfect Skin' by Nick Earls

April 2000, no. 219 01 April 2000
‘Look, here I am, I’m sixteen and I’m hundreds of miles from home! I want adventure! I want excitement! I want to boldly go where no Noble has gone before. Look at me! Look! Look!’ In Leonie Stevens’s Eat Well and Stay Out of Jail, Vicky Noble has left Melbourne to escape the tedium of a shelf-stacking job at the supermarket and the torment of a publicly failed romance. Vicky wants more ... (read more)