Rothwell’s fine particles

Rothwell’s fine particles

Belomor

by Nicolas Rothwell

Text Publishing, $29.99 pb, 246 pp, 9781922079749

Phil Brown

Phil Brown

Phil Brown is a Brisbane journalist and author. He is the author of two books of poetry – Plastic Parables and An Accident

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I am surprised this book doesn’t come in plain packaging. Its title was inspired, after all, by a cigarette – Belomorkanal, also known as Belomor, a Russian brand the author describes as ‘strong, mood-altering cigarettes’. This cigarette motif suggests the lost world of Europe, when the Iron Curtain still hung.

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Published in March 2013 no. 349

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