Peter Polites

Chris Flynn reviews 'Sydney Noir' edited by John Dale

Chris Flynn
18 December 2018

In 2004, New York-based publisher Akashic Books released Brooklyn Noir, a collection of short fiction written under a specific brief. Stories had to be se More

Crusader Hillis reviews 'Down the Hume' by Peter Polites

Crusader Hillis
30 April 2017

Peter Polites’s first novel is remarkable in its power to evoke growing up caught between conflicting cultural and sexual identities. It tells the story of Bux, a gay man haunted by his addiction to painkillers, his abusive relationship with his drug-dealing bodybuilder boyfriend, his violent alcoholic Greek father, and a childhood where his sexuality and his trad ... More