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The Paperbark Shoe

by Goldie Goldbloom

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About the Book

‘Goldie Goldbloom promises to be one of Australia’s most important and imaginative voices of the future … a masterpiece of characterisation.’ — Good Reading Magazine

‘… an assured debut written in beautifully precise language.’ — The Age

Gin, the albino, marries to escape the confines of an asylum. Toad, a small man who wears corsets, marries to prove his manhood. Together they are freaks—feared and ridiculed by the remote farming community in which they live. Then into their lives come two Italian POWs bringing music, sensuality and a love that will fan the flames of small town bigotry.

Categories
Adult Fiction, Book Club Reads
Publication Year
2010
Edition
2nd
Publisher
Fremantle Press
Awards

Winner, USA Association of Writers and Writing Programs’ (AWP) Novel Award, 2008
Winner, GLCA New Writers Award for Fiction, 2011
Winner, Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year, Literary Fiction (2011)

ISBN13
9781921696404
HB/PB
Paperback
Format
B Format (198 x 128mm)
Pages
376
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Byrski tours South West WA

Liz Byrski is heading to Busselton, Margaret River and Albany to talk about In Love and War: nursing heroes. The bestselling author of Gang of Four and Belly Dancing for Beginners will appear at Barefoot Books on 29 July, Margaret River Bookshop on 30 July and at The Garrison with Paperbark Merchants on 1 August.

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