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'Sometimes a work of trash fiction comes along with such blatant pretensions that readers are lining up to be impressed by the eloquence with which they are entertained. And so it is with Winter Traffic, this entangled depiction of guys and girls, murders and mutated honours, set by sultry Sydney waters, with the humidity of a writer who wants you to know that he knows this kind of melodrama goes back to the Jacobeans.' ((Introduction)
'Marketed as a hybrid of Christos Tsiolkas’s Loaded and Luke Davies’ Candy, Peter Polites’ Down the Hume is the story of a gay Greek man known as Bux, who finds himself in a masochistic relationship with an Aussie drug dealer called Nice Arms Pete and who soon becomes addicted to painkillers.' (Introduction)