Australian Women’s Weekly NZ

Summer reading

Contemporary fiction

Factory 19 by Dennis Glover, Black Inc

ascinating, funny and futuristic – but not in the way you may expect. Author Dennis Glover paints Hobart in 2022, when Tasmania’s capital is staggering under a seemingly irreversible recession – depressed residents are departing in droves. One day, a rusty ship arrives in the harbour to unload its cargo on the site of the subterranean Gallery of Future Art. GoFA ’s owner, enigmatic billionaire Dundas Faussett – “I have seen the past and it works!”– wants to rebuild the economy, devoid of any technology. He’s thinking of a new Year Zero: 1948. All those “little

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