Atmospheric, unsettling and claustrophobic, this Australian literary debut was a wonderful surprise! It is intelligent yet reads with an easy charm and familiarity through its small town Australian characters. The unpredictable plot offers a twist that darted out from nowhere and takes this story to another level. Michael takes a job with recluse author Lucien Clarke sorting through his papers to compile a biography. Hidden away in a damp Tasmanian town Wood Green, Michel’s life changes beyond recognition when he begins writing his own Magnum Opus.
A compelling portrait of literary ambition and a tribute to the keen eye of small publishers like Giramondo!