The Lovemakers

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Shearsman Books, 2008 - Poetry - 685 pages
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Centered on Australian suburbia in the 60s, 70s and 80s The Lovemakers explores the inner and outer tensions of families, friendships and society whilst charting the sleaze, mayhem and humanity that go to make a nation s life. A remarkable verse novel, this edition brings together the two prize-winning volumes first published in Australia and which are now out of print for a first complete edition.

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Contents

Part
11
The Kid in St Kilda
20
Three Villanelles
29
Catholics for Friends i
35
Part 3
63
Jack in Love
73
The Baron Hits the Road
82
Part 4
89
Part 9
335
Nothing but Thunder
351
Holding the Drug Czars Hand
372
The Alien Returns To Melbourne
393
Part 10
401
Part 11
413
Making the World Revolve i
429
Group Portrait with Benny andWal
446

His Majesty Prince Jones smiled
128
Part 5
147
Barb at Dots Wedding
160
Auntie Wynne at Barbs Wedding
174
Radio Chook Raffle i
194
Lovelife II Vivienne or Seeing Other People
211
Lovelife m Barb and Neil i
221
Lovelife iv Barb and Neil n
245
Part 8
248
Mateys
286
Lovelife v Roger or Of Love and Its Anger
294
Part 7
307
Sophie
323
Leo
488
Part 13
507
Gibbos CoasttoCoast
550
Part 14
569
The KidThe Baron Mr
589
Bring On The Gerontophiles
596
Someone to Make Us Feel Happy
602
Part 15
623
Part 16
659
Bunyip at Dave Prices Wake
666
Jacks Progress n
673
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