04 September 2015

Friday Freebie: WIN a copy of Fever of Animals by Miles Allinson

Available in August 2015
RRP $29.99
* Copy courtesy of Scribe Publications *

Background / Blurb
For nearly five years I have wanted to write something about the surrealist painter Emil Bafdescu: about his paintings, one of which hangs in a little restaurant in Melbourne, and about his disappearance, which is still a mystery. But this is probably not going to be the book I imagined. Nothing has quite worked out the way I planned.

With the small inheritance he received upon his father's death, Miles has come to Europe on the trail of the Romanian surrealist, who disappeared into a forest in 1967. But in trying to unravel the mystery of Bafdescu's secret life, Miles must also reckon with his own.

Faced with a language and a landscape that remain stubbornly out of reach, and condemned to wait for someone who may never arrive, Miles is haunted by thoughts of his ex-girlfriend, Alice, and the trip they took to Venice that ended their relationship.

Uncanny, occasionally absurd, and utterly original, Fever of Animals is a beautifully written meditation on art and grief.

Click here to read a FREE EXTRACT of Fever of Animals by Miles Allinson.

Author Bio
Miles Allinson is a writer and an artist. He was born in Melbourne in 1981, and has a Bachelor of Creative Arts and a Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Masters of Fine Arts (Art in Public Space) from RMIT. 

Fever of Animals is his first novel, and won the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript in 2014.

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3 comments:

Mary Preston said...

Well I am intrigued.

Tracey said...

Excellent, thanks Mary and thanks for entering.

Tracey said...

Thanks for all your entries, this giveaway is now closed. Winner announced soon.