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If You Have Ever Been There...
6 March 2018
Too heartbreaking - but given the integrity of the writer - whom I listened to with a mix of awe and hope at the Adelaide Writers' Festival this week - never having heard of him before nor knowing anything of this novel - I might say that he knows the likelihood of the kind of ending this book brings. I suspect that the judge himself was linked in some way to paedophilia given the kinds of things he was saying in his summing up and sentencing - at least that is how one might see his stance from these most recent of times. Possibly the kind of judge that a certain Australian cleric might be hoping is assigned his own cases just now in progress.
Mark Brandi writes to the ages and situations of his characters - beautifully realised. Much to reflect on Mark - thank-you.