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- Spinifex Press 2016; US$ 14.99
Have you ever wondered how it might feel to have been adopted in Australia during the pre-1980s era in which vulnerable young mothers were coerced into relinquishing their babies? How it might feel to have grown up, become a social worker and worked with vulnerable children and families? This book provides answers to those difficult questions. Adoption... more...
- Spinifex Press 2012; US$ 14.99
The Abbotsford Convent becomes more than the setting of this poetry collection; it emerges as presence, intimate and familiar as well as constraining and forbidding. But, it is childhood itself that becomes the subterranean geography and pulse of this compilation as the poems explore what it means to grow up in an orphanage. Subject to the rules of... more...
- Spinifex Press 1997; US$ 12.95
Lin Van Hek writes about the poetry of aunties in a novel that is at once thrilling and filled with the memories of wilful women. When Eadie Wilt disappears during the flood, everyone thinks she has drowned. But Siddy Church?s granddaughter has more life to live in a household filled with stories and larger-than-life characters. more...
- Spinifex Press 2013; US$ 19.99
Grounded in the reality of the violence and abuse inherent in prostitution?and profoundly affected by the death of a friend to prostitution in Spain?activist and writer Kajsa Ekis Ekman exposes the many lies in the ?sex work? scenario in this polemic in which she also criticizes the booming surrogacy industry. The author places the theory that it... more...
- Spinifex Press 2014; US$ 9.99
In a globalised world, megacorp publishing is all about numbers, about sameness, about following a formula based on the latest megasuccess. Each book is expected to pay for itself and all the externalities of publishing such as offices and CEO salaries. It means that books which take off slowly but have long lives, the books that change social norms,... more...
- Spinifex Press 2012; US$ 19.99
The unprecedented mainstreaming of the global pornography industry is transforming the sexual politics of intimate and public life, popularizing new forms of hardcore misogyny, and strongly contributing to the sexualization of children. Yet, challenges to the industry continue to be dismissed as uncool, antisex, and moral panic. Unmasking the lies... more...
- Spinifex Press 1999; US$ 9.95
Birds don?t fly with leads, says thirteen-year-old Avis when confronted by the limitations imposed on her at school. She has epilepsy and some of the teachers want to stop her participating in the sport she loves most. Susan Hawthorne captures the voice and longings of a child at the edge of self-realisation. This collection draws on the experience... more...
- Spinifex Press 2000; US$ 12.95
These poems are an evocative documentation of the harrowing experiences of a child living in a hostile and unhappy home. Pain and bitterness accompany the conflicting emotions of growing up in a family torn apart by domestic violence and alcoholism. more...