Wynn Wheldon

A big literary beast’s descent into incoherence

A review of Amnesia, by Peter Carey. It comes across like a preliminary draft

Something odd happened between the advance publicity for this book and its printed appearance. Trailed as addressing the troubled history of Australia’s relationship with the USA, it is actually about the troubled relationships between a cat’s cradle of everyday radical folk and set almost entirely in the suburbs of Melbourne.

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