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Fiction Reviews



Performance at the "outermost penal station"...
Thomas Keneally. The Playmaker. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1987. 353 pages. 18.95.
Nancy Potter, University of Rhode Island

Patrick White's new stories are not altogether "uneasy"...
Patrick White. Three Uneasy Pieces. Fairfield, Australia: Pascoe Publishing, 1987. 59 pages.
Carolyn Bliss, University of Utah

Jessica Anderson. Stories from the Warm Zone and Sydney Stories. New York: Viking, 1987. 246 pages. 15.95.
Ray Willbanks, Memphis State University

Jolley's macabre tale of a housecleaner delights, haunts...
Elizabeth Jolley. The Newspaper of Claremont Street. New York: Viking, 1987. 116 pages. 1.95.
Teri Platek, State University College at Buffalo

New short fiction offers varied styles and subjects...
Bruce Pascoe, editor. Australian Short Stories (Nos. 19 and 20). Melbourne: Pascoe Publishing, 1987. 86 pages (no. 19), 107 pages (no. 20). 49. (A$) each. Illustrations.
Nancy Engbretsen Schaumburger, Manhattanville College

A portrait of an anonymous life in a modern city...
Robert Carter. The Sugar Factory. New York: Atheneum, 1987. 132 pages. 14.95.
Charles W. Mann, Penn State University

Symbolic voyage hits some rough waters...
Alan Gould. The Man Who Stayed Below. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1984. 201 pages. 1395.
Thomas P. Coakley, United States Air Force Academy

B. Wongar's green ant takes a tour...
B. Wongar. Gabo Djara. New York: Dodd Mead, 1987. 242 pages. 15.95.
Syed Amanuddin, Morris College

Short stories plunge beneath Australian stereotypes...
Bruce Pascoe. Night Animals. New York: Penguin, 1986. 152 pages. 5.95.
Michael Loudon, Eastern Illinois University

Twins embody polarities in a fictional romp...
David Foster. Testostero. Victoria: Penguin Books Australia, 1987. 188 pages. 5.95 (A$).
Alexndra Cromwell, New York

Introspection dominates Frank Moorhouse's new "travel book"...
Frank Moorhouse. Room Service. Victoria: Penguin, 1987. 176 pages. 5.95 ($A).
Nan Bowman Albinski, Pennsylvania State University

Futuristic novel borrows heavily from the past...
Rodney Hall. Kisses of the Enemy. Melbourne: Penguin Books Australia, 1987. 622 pages.
Charles Jurrist, New York

Joan London makes an impressive fictional debut
Joan London. Sister Ships. New York: Viking, 1988. 118 pages. 5.95.
Hariclea Zengos, Tufts University

First novel records a struggle with social mores...
Elizabeth Wood. Mothers and Lovers. New York: Franklin Watts, 1987. 320 pages. 17.95.
Jeri Tanner, Texas Tech University

Fortunesinks amid its own perilous waters...
Robert Drewe. Fortune. Sydney: Picador, 1987. 9.95 (A$).
Peter Wolfe, University of Missouri--St. Louis

Shifting fortunes, public and private truancy...
Nicholas Hasluck. Truant State. Victoria: Penguin Books Australia, 1987. 312 pages. 6.95 (A$).
Mary Ellen Pitts, Memphis State University