Banging Cymbal, Clanging Gong

The Barbarian tells it like it is, her comments on social and cultural attitude is shocking and blunt as well as delicate and romantic.

"Banging Cymbal, Clanging Gong is as head-on and direct as it is subtle and multi-layered. Both funny and poignant, it re-counts a heroic tale of resistance and forbearance in a world that is excessively hygenic, that censures passion, anaesthetising us from pain, but also from the pleasure of letting instinct rule the heart." Greg Larking, The Nelson Mail, 2002