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Shark by Bruce Pascoe

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July 1999, no. 212

Shark by Bruce Pascoe

Magabala $16.95pb, 216 pp

Shark by Bruce Pascoe

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July 1999, no. 212

Figuratively speaking Shark reminds me of a pencil-and-paper game: change FOX into SHARK a letter at a time, so that the stepping-stones of words like the one to the other. For Fox is back, back from the independence struggle in West Papua and retired to Australia and the evocatively named coastal town of Tired Sailor, and by the end of the book Fox has become Shark, elegiacally linked by some of Bruce Pascoe’s most lyrical prose.

Katharine England reviews 'Shark' by Bruce Pascoe

Shark

by Bruce Pascoe

Magabala $16.95pb, 216 pp

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