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Sally Abbott’s Australian Dystopia in ‘Closing Down’

Books, Fiction |

Sally Abbott’s debut novel Closing Down (Hachette Australia) imagines Australia in the near future. It’s an Australia in which climate change and its geo-political repercussions have wrought social breakdown in small communities across the country. Abbott will be at the Sydney Writers; Festival this week talking about the novel and she is included on the panel “It’s

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Book Review – Susan Bordo’s ‘The Destruction of Hillary Clinton’

Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews |

Susan Bordo’s The Destruction of Hillary Clinton adds to a growing list of publications trying desperately to understand the 2016 US presidential election. Bordo intervenes in a debate that has been raging since the day the polls closed, and shows no signs of dying down. ‘How,’ Bordo asks, ‘could such an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, admired,

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