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A Town in Time

1953 by Geoff Page UQP, 2013, 117 pages, $24.95   How does he do it? The question nagged at me more than once as I read and re-read Geoff Page’s verse novel 1953. There are no showy poetic flourishes, yet the lines never drag like prose. Scarcely any rhymes but a pulsing little chirrup of rhythm to keep you reading. And the people … The people of Eurandangee are the first secret weapon of this remarkable work. Stan the town clerk, Niko the proprietor of the Greek café the Paramount, Dr Godfrey Baird, better known as Dr God, and his…

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