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1 Jacinta Mulders Reviews 'The Shining Wall' by Melissa Ferguson Jacinta Mulders , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 411 2019; (p. 39)

— Review of The Shining Wall Melissa Ferguson , 2019 single work novel

'In Melissa Ferguson’s impressive sci-fi début, wealthy, tech-enhanced Homo sapiens cordon themselves off behind a shining wall. In the desert outside their City (‘City 1’), ‘Demi-Citizens’ live in slum conditions, riddled with disease, hunger, and mistrust. Among them is orphaned Alida, who hustles to support her sister, Graycie, by scavenging and occasionally being trafficked inside City 1’s wall, where she is prostituted by the dodgy Freel. The City is serviced by a population of cloned Neanderthals. Considered ‘lesser’, they work as nannies, factory workers, and security officers.'  (Introduction)

1 The Hollow Bones : Leah Kaminsky Jacinta Mulders , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 410 2019; (p. 49)

— Review of The Hollow Bones Leah Kaminsky , 2019 single work novel

'Leah Kaminsky’s novel The Hollow Bones focuses on Ernst Schäfer, a German who was sent to Tibet by Himmler in the late 1930s, outwardly to collect plant and animal specimens; secretly to ‘search for the origins of the Aryan race’. Himmler’s abhorrent obsessions are not focused on – indeed, Schäfer’s expedition only makes up the final third of Kaminsky’s book. The first two-thirds concentrate on Ernst’s relationship with his young wife, Herta, and his deepening involvement with the SS.'    (Introduction)

1 My Grandma's Sweets Jacinta Mulders , 2014 single work prose
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 73 no. 4 2014; (p. 13-16)
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