Here’s a snippet:
There is more than enough here to demonstrate what made Frame such a vibrant, insightful, insistent, and distinctive writer. There is the sly and enchanting magic realism of ‘The Wind Brother’ and his snow mountain of undelivered letters; and the eerie underground shopping kingdom of ‘The Friday Night World’. ‘Gorse Is Not People’, famously denied publication on the basis of its bleak conclusion, is indeed heartbreaking – short, simple, and devastating. Its final publication … in this collection can only be celebrated.
With the main newspapers cutting back on literary reviews (alongside everything else), ABR is becoming more and more important for Australian publishing.
If a book is published and not reviewed, was it ever really published?