Alaska by Sue Saliba & Clara in Washington by Penny Tangey

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December 2011–January 2012, no. 337

Alaska by Sue Saliba & Clara in Washington by Penny Tangey

Reviewed by
December 2011–January 2012, no. 337

Since the publication of Frank Moorhouse’s The Americans, Baby (1972), Australian literature has maintained a tense awareness of its powerful neighbour’s cultural sway over younger generations. Even the ‘Oz as’ Young Adult titles (think of Tim Winton’s Lockie Leonard series) concede, by studious omission, the impact of American cultural hegemony on the teenage imagination in Australia.

Clara in Washington

by Penny Tangey

University of Queensland Press, $19.95 pb, 253 pp, 9780702238871

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