The Criminal Re-Register


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Here are scrummed gangs of criminals and police, with all their lurks, quirks and argots. The underworld and its overlords: how ingenious and energetic, how ardent both sides can be. What brutes they can be too, day after day, as they track and trick each other, as they make and need each other. Ross Gibson’s poignant rewriting of a found dossier of police records has some Dickens, some Dostoevsky, and some DeLillo threaded through it. The sharp local language of Christina Stead, Kenneth Slessor, Arthur Stace and Ruth Park resounds in here too.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationPerth, Australia
PublisherUniversity of Western Australia
Number of pages152
ISBN (Print)9781742589558
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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