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Title: Tropical Dreams. "Geckos and Moths" by Patricia Johnson and "Forever in Paradise" by Apelu Tielu. [review]
Authors: McGirr, Michael
Keywords: Australian
Book Reviews
Publishing
Trobriand Islands
Papua New Guinea
Sandy Stone
Burns Philp
Port Moresby
Harvard
Gaugin
Samoa
New Zealand
Pacific Island
Fiction
Passat Volkswagon
Hitler
abortion
euthanasia
America
Christianity
Issue Date: Dec-2003
Publisher: Australian Book Review
Citation: McGirr, Michael 2003. Tropical Dreams. Review of "Geckos and Moths" by Patricia Johnson and "Forever in Paradise" by Apelu Tielu. 'Australian Book Review', No 257, December, 53-54.
Series/Report no.: No 257
Abstract: "Geckos and Moths" deals incisively, yet without histrionics, with the unravelling of a dream and the fraying of an Australian colonial fiction. "Forever in Paradise" is, on the other hand, unable to deal realistically with human imperfection. The book is infatuated with its central character, Solomona Tuisamoa. The problem is that Solomona is a pompous bore. He is such an impossibly wise, just, kind, caring and virtuous man that it is difficult to relate to him at any level.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/852
ISSN: 0155-2864
Appears in Collections:No 257 - December, 2003 / January, 2004

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