Rose Lucas reviews 'Avalanche: A love story' by Julia Leigh

Rose Lucas reviews 'Avalanche: A love story' by Julia Leigh

Avalanche: A love story

by Julia Leigh

Hamish Hamilton $24.99 pb, 133 pp, 9781926428758

When snow falls, it blurs the line of sight. Sometimes it covers the world with a soft blanket, dampening everything else; sometimes it chills to the marrow, taking a vulnerable human body to the limits of freezing. In Julia Leigh's moving memoir, Avalanche: a love story, the movement of snow correlates both to the clinical specificities of the IVF process which she experiences, and to the emotional undulations which accompany it, always threatening to overwhelm.

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Published in August 2016, no. 383
Rose Lucas

Rose Lucas

Rose Lucas is Melbourne poet, critic and academic. She works at Victoria University and her next poetry collection, Unexpected Clearing (UWAP), is due out in February 2016.

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