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Wild and hairy

Arthur Bardruin flops naked on to Rock Oyster Island, populated by hipsters, weed-smokers, superannuated hippies and sybarites of many varieties.

Bardruin is an old-style inspired, rhapsodic, sex-driven bard. Literary scholar John Newton’s novel-length ESCAPE PATH LIGHTING (VUP, $30) charts Bardruin’s collision with writing

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