In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
In Family Trees Michael Farrell continues to question how humans relate - to each other, and to the nonhuman, the worlds of animals, plants and objects. Inheritance can be a heavy legacy but in Farrell's expansive rendering it frees itself: how do we connect? Through affection, and through sharing, swapping and listening.
Family Trees sees the return of familiar characters such as Pope Pinocchio, alongside new figures Lord Marmalade, Cherry the 'Kiama Scammer' and Adam, a paranoid country English teacher. Presented in film-like scenarios, Farrell's characters are often busily thinking, while also participating in more mundane forms of activity - gossip and sleep and work. The book includes a number of South Coast poems that take a poking interest in how language blooms off-track. It's about memory, fantasy and the possibilities of living in conceptual space. Anything that has roots can be a family tree.
'Endless, rascally contortions. Read them boldly as an archaeologist...but stay quietly aware that the texts are already affecting your cognitive frame, turning you into their accomplice in the renewing of language.' -Sydney Review of Books