Almost Operatic

by
November 1997, no. 196

Broken Land: 5 days in Bre 1995 by Coral Hull

Five Islands Press, $12.95 pb, 68 pp

Almost Operatic

by
November 1997, no. 196

Broken Land is a collection of twelve poetic sequences which record five days spent in the small outback New South Wales town of Brewarrina (the Bre of the title). It’s a drama, almost operatic in complexity and intensity, in which the central players are Dad, a Bre man who lives in solitary retirement and ‘doesn’t own much, but he likes it that way, he likes to make do, doesn’t want a new heater or a mattress, just wants to listen to the radio, roll a smoke and check on lotto …’, and Coral, the stranger in town:

Bev Roberts reviews 'Broken Land, 5 days in Bre 1995' by Coral Hull

Broken Land: 5 days in Bre 1995

by Coral Hull

Five Islands Press, $12.95 pb, 68 pp

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