Packaging and promotion have always been formidable tools in the marketplace. Once on a Road is poorly served by its sensational back cover blurb, ‘How far would you go to protect your grandchildren from their mother?’ No, this is not a new Stephen King novel, nor is it literary fiction, as its imprint would lead readers to believe. ... (read more)
Susan Gorgioski lives in Australia. She enjoys reading and writing. Her work has been published in Meanjin, Arena, and others.
July–August 2010, no. 323 • 01 July 2010
When Miranda Ophelia Sinclair, ‘Moss’ to her friends, discovers a document featuring the name of her heretofore unknown father, she sets out to ﬁnd him and to discover her genetic roots. Her complicated family history is gradually exposed when she ﬁnds her father, Finn, living as a near-recluse in a town called Opportunity. Finn’s next-door neighbour is Lily Pargetter: aged, lonely, haun ... (read more)