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Issue Details: First known date: 2004... 2004 Scraps of Heaven
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It's 1958 and Australia is becoming a different place. The Melbourne working-class suburb of Carlton is now home to many immigrant families trying to begin new lives and make sense of the old. Romek and Zofia, liberated from the camps in Poland, work hard at the local market, but their love is in ruins. Bloomfield is king and custodian of Curtin Square and is rarely absent from his post. The resplendent Valerio, stylish and soccer-mad, has just arrived from Italy. War veteran Mr Sommers sits alone on his verandah, while Yiddish actors gather at the barber's to reminisce and curse. Romek and Zofia's skinny twelve-year-old son Josh takes up boxing and becomes bewitched by the Swedish Girl. But Zofia is tormented, and as she falls further into madness, Josh wonders if she can ever be made whole again. (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: For asylum seekers and displaced peoples, who continue to risk perious journeys in search of new lives./And for the Wurundjeri, who have known the area we call 'Carlton' for millennia.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

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Works about this Work

Universal Truths Arnold Zable , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , September vol. 43 no. 3 2011; (p. 24-26)
'The more that writers honour the specific detail and unique characters of their story, the more their tale will resonate with many readers, says Arnold Zable.'
Real Life? Paul Gillen , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Autumn no. 182 2006; (p. 64-67)

— Review of The Marriage of the Sea Jane Alison , 2003 single work novel ; The Singing Stephanie Bishop , 2005 single work novel ; Black Diamonds and Dust Greg Bogaerts , 2005 single work novel ; The Gift of Speed Steven Carroll , 2004 single work novel ; Another Joel Deane , 2004 single work novel ; The Remarkable Resurrection of Lazaros X Les Terry , 2004 single work autobiography ; The Lost Tribe Jane Downing , 2005 single work novel ; Chronicle of the Unsung Martin Edmond , 2004 single work autobiography ; Integrity John Hough , 2004 single work novel ; Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe Wayne Macauley , 2004 single work novella ; Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel
Meet the Author : Arnold Zable Bron Sibree , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 6)
Untitled Mads Clausen , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 34 2005;

— Review of Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel
The Shortlist Chloe Wilson , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , May vol. 15 no. 4 2005; (p. 47)

— Review of Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel
Fragmented Rhapsodies of Life Lisa Gorton , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 9 October 2004; (p. 5)

— Review of Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel
Inner-City Joy of Rewarding Richness Dorothy Johnston , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 9 October 2004; (p. 17)

— Review of Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel
Suburban Charm All In the Details James Ley , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 16-17 October 2004; (p. 10)

— Review of Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel
Magical Taste of the Ordinary Michael Sharkey , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 November 2004; (p. 12)

— Review of Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel ; The Wild Reel Paul Brandon , 2004 single work novel
Carlton Quilt Michelle Griffin , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 266 2004; (p. 52)

— Review of Scraps of Heaven Arnold Zable , 2004 single work novel
Heaven Is Just Up the Street Heaven in the Street Christopher Bantick , 2004 single work column
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 17 October 2004; (p. 30) The West Australian , 25 June 2005; (p. 7)
The Lonely Reaches Julian Burnside , 2004 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 267 2004-2005; (p. 7)
Meet the Author : Arnold Zable Bron Sibree , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 6)
Universal Truths Arnold Zable , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Author , September vol. 43 no. 3 2011; (p. 24-26)
'The more that writers honour the specific detail and unique characters of their story, the more their tale will resonate with many readers, says Arnold Zable.'
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