postmodern tour de force' -- Robert Dessaix, Books and Writing.
is a very contemporary sort of fiction; one might even call it avant
garde. Yet it is engrossing funny, amusing, saturated with wit and
Cohen's unique style. Breaking with the tedium need not be a leap
into the high seriousness of "experimental" (ie unreadable) prose.
But then, as Cohen would say, "In Yass, one always overtakes on the
inside." '-- McKenzie Wark, Australian
... is about a triumph of orientation and thus about what is important
and what is not ... What emerges ... is a new, more expansive, if
enigmatic, kind of intelligibility' -- Veronica Brady, Westerly.
... opens up strange places -- at once desirous, nostalgic, and celebratory
-- in the Australian map' -- Delia Falconer, Southerly .
takes Australian fiction a step beyond where it has been' -- Don Anderson.
is a quirky, unclassifiable book of considerable originality.' --
Andrew Riemer, Sydney Morning Herald