For it is in the simple act of reading where the living and the dead, the real and the imagined, meet. It is in the simple act of reading where we exercise those two most sacred of human vocations- compassion and creativity. For as we know, without either of these primes there is no possibility for a humanity present or past worth talking about. Junot Diaz
Debra Adelaide teaches at UTS and has worked as a researcher, freelance editor, and occasional book reviewer. Her novels include Hotel Albatross and The Household Guide to Dying. Her anthologies include Acts of Dog and Motherlove.