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Chris Thompson

Chris Thompson reviews 'Fill Out This Application and Wait Over There' by Ruth Starke

November 2009, no. 316 01 November 2009
Hailee Moxie, aged seventeen, has just left high school. On New Year’s Eve her boyfriend dumps her, by SMS – not an auspicious start to the year but a good opening for Ruth Starke’s new novel, Fill Out This Application and Wait over There. Hailee records the events of the next twelve months in her diary as she applies for jobs intended to augment the paltry balance in her ‘Escape to Asia ... (read more)