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Sue Cartledge / Newtown Voices

  • Sue Cartledge / Newtown Voices
Everyday life in Newtown in 1978 through the voices of locals and newcomers: violence, intimidation, corruption, bombings, wogs, dagos, Abos and Aussies, racism, sexism, homophobia, poverty, drugs and disco dancing. The personal and emotional lives of Tom and Harry, Jaroslav and Buzz echo the political and social turmoil in Australian cities through the late 70s. Commenting on it all, from a strictly parochial viewpoint, is the fearless editor of the local weekly paper, The Newtown Voice.
'This is an accomplished work of narrative verse, an assemblage of asides and monologues, newspaper clippings and lyric meditations. Newtown Voices smells like a detective novel, dances like a villanelle, builds and breaks and flies, reads like a stage play. A trim, tough and touching remembrance, cut through with meditations on Newtown today, Newtown Voices is a delight and a work of art.' - Mark Tredinnick
978 1 76041 341 5, 118pp




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