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Both ways is the only way she wants it: an interview with Maile Meloy

Both ways is the only way she wants it: an interview with Maile Meloy

June 16, 2010 2 Comments

As the title indicates, Both Ways is the Only Way I Want it (Text, May 2010 in Aus, Riverhead US), Maile Meloy’s engaging collection of stories, is about the fear, desire, pleasure, confusion and complications of wanting it both ways and sometimes having it so. It’s like Guido’s dilemma in Fellini’s 8 1/2 – he wants […]

Joel Magarey’s <i>Exposure: A Journey</i>

Joel Magarey’s Exposure: A Journey

May 18, 2010 6 Comments

Exposure: A Journey Joel Magarey Wakefield Press (Australia) 9781862548237 2009 I write this review just moments after finishing the book, and really, I’m aching from it. Joel Magarey has just taken me on an adventure – around the world, through illness and through love. The narrative flows back and forth between periods in the ’80s and ’90s […]

<i>Princesses & Pornstars</i> by Emily Maguire

Princesses & Pornstars by Emily Maguire

February 11, 2009 2 Comments

Text, 2008 (Australia) 9781921351310 Update: now also available in a YA edition Your Skirt’s Too Short: Sex, Power, Choice Emily Maguire’s Princesses & Pornstars is a call to arms. It’s a highly intelligent, entertaining, and sometimes endearingly awkward rant. To have a feminist stance is not just to talk about women, Maguire argues, it’s to talk […]