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Emily Ballou

Emily Ballou is the author of Father Lands (2002) and most recently, The Darwin Poems (2009).

Emily Ballou reviews 'Careless' by Deborah Robertson and 'Madonna of the Eucalypts' by Karen Sparnon

August 2006, no. 283 01 August 2006
The first thing about Deborah Robertson’s first novel, Careless, that strikes the reader is the way that her prose style cuts like sand. The story of three individuals united by the murder of six children is compelling, but what impresses is Robertson’s love of language, the precision of her sentences, as well as her gentle philosophical imagination and the deeper questions her book seeks to a ... (read more)