Barking Dogs by Rebekah Clarkson

Reviewed by
March 2017, no. 389
Tali Lavi reviews 'Barking Dogs' by Rebekah Clarkson

Barking Dogs

by Rebekah Clarkson

Affirm Press $24.99 pb, 230 pp, 9781925475494

Barking Dogs by Rebekah Clarkson

Reviewed by
March 2017, no. 389

Mount Barker, its surrounding environs and proliferating estates, might be situated in volcanic territory for all the ferocious eruptions of violence that occur in Rebekah Clarkson’s collection of stories, Barking Dogs. The demographic is noticeably white Australian. In ‘Dancing on Your Bones’, a loathsome consultant suggests the government develop the Summit – a sacred site – in response to a native title claim and name it ‘Peramangk Estate’. The physical absence of other ethnicities is stark throughout Clarkson’s book; even the Summit itself seems invisible to those living at its base.

Tali Lavi reviews 'Barking Dogs' by Rebekah Clarkson

Barking Dogs

by Rebekah Clarkson

Affirm Press $24.99 pb, 230 pp, 9781925475494

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