Amy Baillieu reviews 'Paris Dreaming' by Anita Heiss

Having been ‘completely screwed over by men’, Libby Cutmore is on a self-imposed and inevitably short-lived ‘man-fast’. Although she loves her job at the (fictional) National Aboriginal Gallery in Canberra, memories of New York adventures with her friend Lauren (Manhattan Dreaming, 2010), and Libby’s own sense of exclusion now that her two closest friends (‘tiddas’) are in relationships, make Libby crave her own ‘international adventure’. Then she has a ‘Deadly exciting, cultural, challenging, even sexy’ idea: find a way to work at the Musée du Quai Branly, in Paris.

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Published in April 2011 no. 330

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