The push-pull of the past

A hypnotic trip into outback gothic
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April 2022, no. 441
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Banjawarn by Josh Kemp

UWA Publishing, $32.99 pb, 416 pp

The push-pull of the past

A hypnotic trip into outback gothic
by
April 2022, no. 441
Josh Kemp (photograph via UWA Publishing)
Josh Kemp (photograph via UWA Publishing)

The latest in a new crop of outback gothic fiction, Josh Kemp’s début has everything readers have come to expect from the genre. There’s a messed-up bloke with a past. There’s a lost girl, ten years old and traumatised. There’s plenty of guilt and shame, damaged landscapes, haunted houses, injecting drug use, altered states, brutal acts of violence, and of course, there is the road.

Jennifer Mills reviews 'Banjawarn' by Josh Kemp

Banjawarn

by Josh Kemp

UWA Publishing, $32.99 pb, 416 pp

Buy this book

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