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by Justin Lowe
The sequel to Justin Lowe's acclaimed epic The Great Big Show, told through the crooked eyes of Albermarle Darcy, DSO, womaniser, cricket-lover, autodidact ex-digger with a cast of ghosts and other nefarious characters haunting the streets and wharves of his childhood Balmain, AD 1924.
Hardcover, 293 pages
Published 2008 by Lulu.com
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The verse novel is a tricky form to master. It requires combining the power of story and its narrative progression, with the instant impact of poetry. Another complexity is trying to keep track of who’s talking, and all of the normal complications of a standard novel such as setting, and time sequencing, without losing the flow and power of each word, or each poem. A sequel to a verse novel is even harder to master. But Justin Lowe is not one to shy away from a literary challenge. His last verse ...more