Suck My Toes by Fiona McGregor

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October 1994, no. 165

Suck My Toes by Fiona McGregor

McPhee Gribble, $14.95 pb

Suck My Toes by Fiona McGregor

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October 1994, no. 165

Sometimes I long for beauty – in a book I want beautiful writing and even some beauty illuminated in everyday experience. Fiona McGregor’s short story collection does little to ease my longing.

Firstly, it throws up what I see as a common underlying problem in lesbian writing. In our hunger for recognition, we give our writing justification by asserting that we are filling the gap; that we are addressing the continuing under-representation of lesbian reality in contemporary mainstream Australian literature. And this self-righteousness frequently masks a sloppiness, a lack of attention to detail, an unwillingness to push the medium further, to strain the writing, to make it thrilling.

Teresa Savage reviews 'Suck My Toes' by Fiona McGregor

Suck My Toes

by Fiona McGregor

McPhee Gribble, $14.95 pb

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