Stamping Ground: Stories of the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne

Foreword by Catherine Deveny

Growing up Greek in Thornbury; erasing the memory of an ex-boyfriend in Westgarth; fear of kites at Edwardes Lake Park; a young girl escaping from Lalor in the 80s makes a surprise discovery in Reservoir.

With new work by emerging and established writers, Stamping Ground will take you on surprising journeys through the familiar and unfamiliar world of Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

‘I grew up in Reservoir. If you are not familiar with Reservoir it’s not a place where people live it’s a place where people’s cousins who just got out of jail live. And it’s the only place in the world apart from Russia where people get married in track suits, and they have bouncers in the supermarket. I’m thinking of doing a one woman show about my teenage years and calling it Reservoir Dog …’

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