Sugar heaven

Jean Devanny (Editor), Nicole Moore (Editor)

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Set in the steamy tropical canefields of Far North Queensland, Sugar Heaven tells the story of Dulcie a ‘southerner’ who comes to Innisfail to be with Hefty, her cane cutter husband. She learns the hard way about class and sexual politics in the heart of an industrial dispute over deadly Weil’s disease in the Cane. The present edition is a corrected text of the first edition and includes a new introduction by the editor, Nicole Moore, as well as Devanny’s own essay on Australian radical working class writing. Essays by Carole Ferrier and Amanda Lohrey are also included to make this edition appeal to both casual and scholarly readers.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCarlton North, Vic
PublisherVulgar Press
EditionNew Scholary
ISBN (Print)9780958079402
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

NameVulgar Working Classics
PublisherVulgar Press


  • women - conduct of life
  • Weil's disease
  • labour disputes - Queensland
  • working class
  • sugarcane industry


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