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June 1, 2021

#AWW2021 Reaching Tin River

by N@ncy

It’s hard to dislike this book b/c 
I admire Thea Astley as a writer
…but it is hard to defend it.

Ms Astely’s first novels were dazzling….
filled with autobiographical tidbits and
a dense almost poetic style.

“Reachng Tin River” was her last novel
and she felt pressured to produce a novel
every 2 years..or you’re dead meat.

Ms Astely wrote 5 drafts of this book and
I am afraid that was not enough to create a 
book I will long remember. On the contrary
…I’ll forget this one after today.

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