Naama Amram reviews 'Useful' by Debra Oswald

Naama Amram reviews 'Useful' by Debra Oswald

Useful

by Debra Oswald

Viking, $32.99 pb, 316 pp, 9780670077823

What makes a person useful? What gives them worth and value in the world? And who gets to decide? These are some of the questions Debra Oswald explores in Useful, a novel set in suburban Sydney.

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Published in April 2015, no. 370
Naama Grey-Smith

Naama Grey-Smith

Naama Grey-Smith is a publisher at Fremantle Press. She has edited award-winning fiction and non-fiction, and was among the initiators of creative journal dotdotdash. Her enduring interests are language, memory and place. She lives near Fremantle, Western Australia.

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