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y The Paperbark Shoe single work   novel  
Alternative title: Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Gin, the albino, marries to escape the confines of an asylum. Toad, a little man who wears corsets, marries to prove his manhood. Together they are freaks - feared and ridiculed by the remote farming community in which they live. Into their lives come two Italian POWs bringing music, sensuality and a love that will fan the flames of small town bigotry.' (From the publisher's website.)

Adaptations

The Paperbark Shoe Hellie Turner , 2013 single work drama 'Adapted from the novel by Goldie Goldbloom, Gin, a refined albino woman, marries to escape the confines of an asylum. Toad, a collector of ladies corsetry, marries to prove his manhood. Together they are freaks - feared and ridiculed by the local townspeople. Into their lives come two Italian POWs bringing music, sensuality and a love that will fan the flames of small town bigotry. Set during World War II in a remote West Australian farming community, this new Australian drama features a cast of brilliantly eccentric and unforgettable characters and is a richly rewarding and powerful love 'quadrangle' story by one of WA's leading playwrights, Hellie Turner.' (Source: http://www.pwa.org.au/the-paperbark-shoe/)

Notes

  • Dedication: To my mother, who first told me about Joan and Anthony and the Italians.
  • Epigraph: In war, there are no unwounded soldiers. Jose Jarosky
  • Includes author's note pp 283-285.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: 285p.
      ISBN: 9781921361630 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

This Week You're Reading Pam Bolwerk , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 July 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Review : Arrythmia, The Paperbark Shoe Nicola Redhouse , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 5 2010; (p. 122-124)

— Review of Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Richard Rossiter 2009 selected work short story ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
The Year's Work in Fiction: 2009-2010 Elizabeth Webby , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 55 no. 1 2010; (p. 119-139)

— Review of Fear Factor : Terror Incognito 2009 anthology short story extract ; A True History of the Hula Hoop Judith Lanigan 2009 single work novel ; The World Beneath Cate Kennedy 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel ; Swimming : A Novel Enza Gandolfo 2004 single work novel ; The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella ; The Lost Life Steven Carroll 2009 single work novel ; Rainforest Narratives : The Work of Janette Turner Hospital David Callahan 2009 single work criticism ; Brian Castro's Fiction : The Seductive Play of Language Bernadette Brennan 2008 multi chapter work criticism ; Legacy Larissa Behrendt 2009 single work novel ; The Nature of Ice Robyn Mundy 2009 single work novel ; Lovesong Alex Miller 2009 single work novel ; Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan 2009 single work novel ; Smoke in the Room Emily Maguire 2009 single work novel ; The Australian Long Story 2009 anthology short story prose novella autobiography ; Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara 2008 selected work short story ; Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Richard Rossiter 2009 selected work short story ; The China Garden Kris Olsson 2009 single work novel ; Barley Patch Gerald Murnane 2009 single work novel ; Tom Hurstbourne, or, A Squatter's Life John Clavering Wood 2010 single work novel ; Truth Peter Temple 2009 single work novel ; The Window Seat Archie Weller 2009 selected work short story ; Headlong : A Novel Susan Varga 2009 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : First Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 October 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Books Susan Hewitt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 10 October 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 November 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Untitled Kimberley Allsopp , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Looking for Love in Plain Sight Tim Kennedy Hanna , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 4 no. 10 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Swimming : A Novel Enza Gandolfo 2004 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel ; 88 Lines About 44 Women Steven Lang 2009 single work novel ; Smoke in the Room Emily Maguire 2009 single work novel
Summer Sizzlers Ian Nichols , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19 December 2009; (p. 12-14)

— Review of Red Queen Honey Brown 2008 single work novel ; Siddon Rock Glenda Guest 2005 single work novel ; We Don't Live Here Anymore Matt Nable 2009 single work novel ; Brown Skin Blue Belinda Jeffrey 2009 single work novel ; The Devil's Staircase Helen FitzGerald 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel ; The Book of Rapture Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work novel ; Jasper Jones Craig Silvey 2009 single work novel ; The Essence of the Thing Madeleine St John 1997 single work novel ; The Women in Black Madeleine St John 1993 single work novel ; The Lost Life Steven Carroll 2009 single work novel
Ian Nichols nominates a selection of titles for Summer reading over the 2009-2010 holiday period, including works by Australian writers.
Off the Shelf : First Fiction Lorien Kaye , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 3 October 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Books Susan Hewitt , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 10 October 2009; (p. 20)

— Review of Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan 2009 single work novel ; King of the Cross Mark Dapin 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 November 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Untitled Kimberley Allsopp , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
Looking for Love in Plain Sight Tim Kennedy Hanna , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , November vol. 4 no. 10 2009; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Swimming : A Novel Enza Gandolfo 2004 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel ; 88 Lines About 44 Women Steven Lang 2009 single work novel ; Smoke in the Room Emily Maguire 2009 single work novel
Summer Sizzlers Ian Nichols , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19 December 2009; (p. 12-14)

— Review of Red Queen Honey Brown 2008 single work novel ; Siddon Rock Glenda Guest 2005 single work novel ; We Don't Live Here Anymore Matt Nable 2009 single work novel ; Brown Skin Blue Belinda Jeffrey 2009 single work novel ; The Devil's Staircase Helen FitzGerald 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel ; The Book of Rapture Nikki Gemmell 2009 single work novel ; Jasper Jones Craig Silvey 2009 single work novel ; The Essence of the Thing Madeleine St John 1997 single work novel ; The Women in Black Madeleine St John 1993 single work novel ; The Lost Life Steven Carroll 2009 single work novel
Ian Nichols nominates a selection of titles for Summer reading over the 2009-2010 holiday period, including works by Australian writers.
Review : Arrythmia, The Paperbark Shoe Nicola Redhouse , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Indigo , Summer no. 5 2010; (p. 122-124)

— Review of Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Richard Rossiter 2009 selected work short story ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel
The Year's Work in Fiction: 2009-2010 Elizabeth Webby , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 55 no. 1 2010; (p. 119-139)

— Review of Fear Factor : Terror Incognito 2009 anthology short story extract ; A True History of the Hula Hoop Judith Lanigan 2009 single work novel ; The World Beneath Cate Kennedy 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel ; Swimming : A Novel Enza Gandolfo 2004 single work novel ; The Bath Fugues Brian Castro 2009 selected work novella ; The Lost Life Steven Carroll 2009 single work novel ; Rainforest Narratives : The Work of Janette Turner Hospital David Callahan 2009 single work criticism ; Brian Castro's Fiction : The Seductive Play of Language Bernadette Brennan 2008 multi chapter work criticism ; Legacy Larissa Behrendt 2009 single work novel ; The Nature of Ice Robyn Mundy 2009 single work novel ; Lovesong Alex Miller 2009 single work novel ; Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan 2009 single work novel ; Smoke in the Room Emily Maguire 2009 single work novel ; The Australian Long Story 2009 anthology short story prose novella autobiography ; Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara 2008 selected work short story ; Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Richard Rossiter 2009 selected work short story ; The China Garden Kris Olsson 2009 single work novel ; Barley Patch Gerald Murnane 2009 single work novel ; Tom Hurstbourne, or, A Squatter's Life John Clavering Wood 2010 single work novel ; Truth Peter Temple 2009 single work novel ; The Window Seat Archie Weller 2009 selected work short story ; Headlong : A Novel Susan Varga 2009 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter 2010 single work novel
This Week You're Reading Pam Bolwerk , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 16 July 2011; (p. 21)

— Review of The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom 2009 single work novel

Awards

2008 winner USA Association of Writers and Writing Programs Awards Novel Award Award won under the 2010 US publication title, Toads' Museum of Freaks and Wonders
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