Book review of "Dislocation" by I. Callinan. Adelaide, SA, Arcadia, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-9218-8538-0

Gallagher, Donat (2013) Book review of "Dislocation" by I. Callinan. Adelaide, SA, Arcadia, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-9218-8538-0. Quadrant, 57 (11). pp. 74-76.

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There may once have been a time when it was fair to think of Ian Callinan as a very distinguished lawyer who wrote interesting fiction. On the evidence of his latest novel, Dislocation, many experienced professional novelists might envy the former judge his skills. In this absorbing work, packed with information about postwar Tokyo and wartime Brisbane, with challenging themes, extended legal argument, courtroom drama, and sensitively etched personal relationships, everything the reader needs to know emerges effortlessly from conversation and action. The novel doesn't put a foot wrong.

Item ID: 36848
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
ISSN: 0033-5002
Keywords: Ian Callinan, postwar Tokyo; legal
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 05:30
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