July 2020 Combined Fiction - UWAP Poetry

Anh and Lucien Tony Page

Anh and Lucien
Tony Page


Paperback | Jul 2020 | UWA Publishing | 9781760801465 | 100pp | 210x140mm | GEN | AUD$22.99, NZD$27.99

'Anh and Lucien is a compelling celebration of male desire and intimacy –  and also a gripping clash of cultures and ideologies. Danger and death pervade Tony Page’s sensuous and sensitive evocation of a risky love affair in an alluring, unsettled place and time, Indochina 1940. Intrigue and art, passion and espionage interweave to drive and doom the relationship between Anh, a young revolutionary, and Lucien, a disaffected French bureaucrat. Page skillfully deploys alternating dramatic monologues to increase the tension as loyalty and betrayal merge towards Lucien’s final sacrifice.' -- Jan Owen 

'The story of desire between two men is told with exquisite beauty and restraint using prose poems, epistolary poems, found poems and documentary poems to build from suspense a tragedy that is also a victory for humanity over small-mindedness and oppression.' --  Jennifer Harrison