My Boyfriend’s Father by Ben Winch & The Man Who Painted Women by John Newton

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July 1996, no. 182
Kevin Brophy reviews 'My Boyfriend's Father' by Ben Winch and 'The Man Who Painted Women' by John Newton

My Boyfriend’s Father

by Ben Winch

Wakefield Press, $16.96 pb, 222 pp

Book Cover 2 Small

The Man Who Painted Women

by John Newton

Minerva, $15.95 pb, 329 pp

My Boyfriend’s Father by Ben Winch & The Man Who Painted Women by John Newton

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July 1996, no. 182

‘When I was eighteen my boyfriend’s father died in jail.’ This is the opening sentence of Ben Winch’s second novel; it is also the conclusion of the novel and, having got that out of the way, we can settle into the details that will tell us why this man died in jail and what his story means for this now eighteen-year-old woman.

Kevin Brophy reviews 'My Boyfriend's Father' by Ben Winch and 'The Man Who Painted Women' by John Newton

My Boyfriend’s Father

by Ben Winch

Wakefield Press, $16.96 pb, 222 pp

Book Cover 2 Small

The Man Who Painted Women

by John Newton

Minerva, $15.95 pb, 329 pp

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