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Dominique Wilson was born in Algiers to French parents. She grew up in a country torn by civil war, until she and her family fled to Australia. Her short stories have been published nationally and read on ABC Radio, and one of her short stories was made into a short film. She was founding co-managing editor of Wet Ink: the magazine of new writing, and Chair of the Adelaide branch of International PEN. She holds a Masters and a PhD in Creative Writing.
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Thank you for your kind words re 'The Yellow Papers' - I'm glad you enjoyed it. And yes, I was in China a couple of years ago [Shanghai, Bei…more
Hi Eugene,
Thank you for your kind words re 'The Yellow Papers' - I'm glad you enjoyed it. And yes, I was in China a couple of years ago [Shanghai, Beijing, Hefei and Chendu].
I'd be happy to read your book, but it's going to have to wait a little, as I'm currently working flat out against a deadline for my next book. I googled the title - sounds like an interesting topic!
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Having really enjoyed Tidelands, I was looking forward to reading Dark Tides, the second book in the Fairmile series. But what a disappointment it turned out to be! In this book, Alinor is no more than a bit-player, feisty, capricious and manipulativ ...more
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Having recently finished Nancy Wake's autobiography, I was a little wary of now reading a fictionalised account of her life. But I needn't have worried – Lawhorn has managed to effectively capture the essence of Wake's personality, behaviour and way ...more
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Sheerwater is an examination of the effects of marital abuse and the lengths some men will go to to get revenge, should the woman dare try to escape such situations. And whilst Swann managed to convey the manipulation, threats, fears and feelings of ...more
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The Gilded Cage was, for me, a difficult read, not because of its theme – abused woman getting revenge – but because there is an underlying element of spitefulness here that turns this book's potential for delivering an empowering feminist message to ...more
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What a beautifully written, utterly charming novel! There's an unusual combination of gentleness and sophistication to Darke's prose that encourages one to curl up comfortably, confident that one is in the hands of an excellent storyteller.

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I thoroughly enjoyed Desire Lines. This beautifully crafted novel explores the effects of childhood trauma, the lies – and truths – we tell ourselves and others, and the many facets of love.

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While I enjoyed the mystery that is the basis of House on Endless Waters, I found the way Elon alternated the different story lines – not only in the same chapter but sometimes even within the same paragraph – jarring, so that it became a book hamper ...more
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Sharks in the Time of Saviours is one of those books I find difficult to review, because I normally really enjoy magic-realism in fiction. But though this book has many positives, for some reason I cannot pinpoint, it did not grab me. Washburn writes ...more
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The Times describe this book as 'a blizzard of wit and wisecracks' – I found it anything but. I think the problem here is that Keyes tried to cover too many issues, resulting in a massive book of over six hundred pages that needs heavy cutting and ti ...more
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According to the commendations on this book, Adults is supposed to be 'Dazzling!', 'Hilarious' and 'Funny, arch and tender'. I found it none of these things. Jenny McLaine is meant to be a thirty-five-year-old woman, but comes across instead as an en ...more
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“He spent the next hours watching her sleep, taking in every detail of her face, of her body. The way the soft glow of the bedside lamp cast shadows on her cheeks. The way her chest rose and fell with each breath. And when the first light of dawn finally showed through the gap in the curtains he quietly dressed and turned off the bedside lamp, and left the room, not daring to look back.”
Dominique Wilson, The Yellow Papers

“She kept hoping something would change, but she knew she'd lost him to a world she could never be part of. So instead she pretended.

Pretended to be strong.

Pretended everything was alright.

Pretended for Michael, for herself, but most of all for Willow. Because Willow loved Michael, and he, her – that much was obvious.”
Dominique Wilson, That Devil's Madness

“She remembered the days when they'd been each other's everything, when just being together was enough. When she believed their love could conquer the world. How long had it been since Michael had said her name in that special way, when they'd talked all night about their dreams and their future?”
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“She remembered the days when they'd been each other's everything, when just being together was enough. When she believed their love could conquer the world. How long had it been since Michael had said her name in that special way, when they'd talked all night about their dreams and their future?”
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“Finally, only her and Benji and the solitude she craved. But with solitude came feelings. Anger. Hovering between life and death. Wanting one, then the other. Hating Michael. Grieving for him because she'd loved him so. But most of all grieving for Willow until the pain became so great that she welcomed the numbness back as if a long-lost lover.”
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“She kept hoping something would change, but she knew she'd lost him to a world she could never be part of. So instead she pretended.
Pretended to be strong.
Pretended everything was alright.
Pretended for Michael, for herself, but most of all for Willow. Because Willow loved Michael, and he, her – that much was obvious”
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