An Attractive Man Monday: John Patterner in Alex Miller’s Lovesong

Monday 17 November 2014

John Patterner in Alex Miller’s Lovesong, page 64.

Lovesong

‘Australia,’ he said. ‘I’m from Australia.’

 ‘Whereabouts in Australia? My husband sailed there many times when he was in the merchant navy.’

‘New South Wales originally, but Melbourne these days,’ John Patterner said.

‘Dom visited the Dandenong mountains. Do you know them?’

John Patterner laughed. ‘Of course! The Dandenongs, for sure. They’re just hills, really.They’re not mountains.’

‘So you know them?’

‘Of course, yes. Everyone in Melbourne knows the Dandenongs.’

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