What a Piece of Work

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Picador, Jan 1, 1999 - Australian poetry - 276 pages
4 Reviews
This verse novel deals with mental illness and tells of the efforts of the new superintendent at Callan Park Psychiatric Hospital to cure diseased minds. Author's other publications include 'The Monkey's Mask', 'Crete' and 'Driving Too Fast'.

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

I love Dorothy Porter's style of writing, and I love the pace of a verse novel. I enjoyed 'What a Piece of Work' even though I didn't like the main character (but I suppose that is the point). This ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pip Smith - Goodreads

Reads like a corroded novel. The use of verse works perfectly - she never gives in to florid writing, but strips her story back to its pulse. Read full review

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