Main : Australian history, coming of age, family, literary
232 x 154 mm
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Bite Your Tongue is by turns entertaining and challenging ... Perhaps most importantly, though, in its structural and figurative modes, Rendle-Short’s narrative lends its voice to a tradition of Queensland women’s writing in a growing cacophony of many tongues.Jessica Gildersleeve, Queensland Review
Rendle-Short effectively embraces the hybrid nature of this work, and the transitions between the two narratives are seamless. It is a fascinating and horrifying time in Australian history, brought to life with a deft use of language. You can almost feel the sweat on the kitchen lino and smell the mustiness of the nursing home...Kimberely Allsopp, Bookseller & Publisher
What a potent mix—a daughter torn in her loyalties to her overbearing parent, and a mother hell-bent on getting to heaven by banning ungodly school texts. Rendle-Short traverses the remembered minefield with candour, grief and something like wonder.Cate Kennedy, author of The World Beneath
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