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Tali Polichtuk

Tali Polichtuk reviews 'The Quakers' by Rachel Hennessy

June 2008, no. 302 01 June 2008
In October 1997 Canberra engineer Joe Cinque died following a lethal administration of heroin and Rohypnol. Two women were charged with his murder: his girlfriend, Anu Singh, and her friend Madhavi Rao. Singh was convicted of manslaughter over the death and sentenced to ten years’ jail (of which she served four); Rao was cleared of all charges. ... (read more)

Tali Polichtuk reviews 'Rohypnol' by Andrew Hutchinson

December 2007–January 2008, no. 297 01 December 2007
Andrew Hutchinson’s Rohypnol, which won the 2006 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Best Unpublished Manuscript, follows a self-professed adolescent ‘monster’ as he dabbles in drugs, crime and violence while peddling ‘The New Punk’ philosophy. The pharmaceutical drug of the title is used by the narrator and his ‘rape squad’ to sedate and assault women. ... (read more)