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'When I’m ten or so, my brother appears shirtless at the dinner table. Ever the eager disciple, I follow his example without a second thought. It is a sweltering January day, and our bodies are salt-crusted from the beach. Clothing seems cruel in these conditions.' (Introduction)


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    y separately published work icon Australian Book Review no. 422 June-July 2020 19498355 2020 periodical issue

    'Our winter double issue features two superb meditations on family, gender, mourning and becoming. Yves Rees is the winner of this year's Calibre Essay Prize. 'Reading the Mess Backwards' is a story of trans becoming that digs into the messiness of bodies, gender and identity. ABR Rising Star Sarah Walker writes beautifully about losing her mother and the difficulties of commemoration during a pandemic. James Ley has a virtuoso pastiche of Philip Roth in his review of the Portnoy trials. Sophie Cunningham reviews Richard Cooke's book on Robyn Davidson. Plus poems by Gwen Harwood, Jaya Savige, and Stephen Edgar – and much more!' (Publication summary)

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    • Southbank, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2020 .
      Extent: 31:19 minsp.
      • Posted June 10, 2020
      Series: y separately published work icon The ABR Podcast Southbank : Australian Book Review, Inc. , 2020- 18599027 2020 series - publisher podcast The ABR Podcast is produced by ABR (Australian Book Review). The podcast features book reviews, poetry, fiction, interviews and commentary. Number in series: 19
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