An e-mail feed I get from Inside Story recently reviewed …

Comment on Bleak tunnel vision in new book on Alice Springs by Hal Duell.

An e-mail feed I get from Inside Story recently reviewed this book.
I was struck at the time by how much it sounded like an almost perfect impression of Alice from someone coming from “down south”.
This review does nothing to change that.
I wonder if Ms Hogan still lives here. Or has she packed up her kit bag and retreated from this “red, calloused earth” (!) to find solace in those coastal cities the poet A.D. Hope apparently once described as “five teeming sores.”?
Hey, please! It’s just not that bleak.

[EDInside Story previewed the book with an excerpt.]

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