Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman

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December 2017, no. 397
Catherine Noske reviews 'Terra Nullius' by Claire G. Coleman

Terra Nullius

by Claire G. Coleman

Hachette, $29.99 pb, 304 pp, 9780733638312

Terra Nullius by Claire G. Coleman

Reviewed by
December 2017, no. 397

It is hard to review a novel when you don’t want to discuss two-thirds of it – not because it is not worth discussing, but because doing so risks undermining the genius of the novel’s structure. The blurb of Claire G. Coleman’s début makes clear that the novel is ‘not [about] the Australia of our history’, but for the first third of the novel, this is not readily apparent.

Catherine Noske reviews 'Terra Nullius' by Claire G. Coleman

Terra Nullius

by Claire G. Coleman

Hachette, $29.99 pb, 304 pp, 9780733638312

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