7 1/2 by Christos Tsiolkas


''One of Australia’s most renowned contemporary writers follows up the brutal awe of 2019’s Damascus with this new, tailored effort in metafiction.

Tsiolkas, in his self-professed attempt to forfeit his trademark leanings into rage, class, sexuality and politics, vows instead to explore joy, beauty and memories. The result is something that’s a literary hybrid of speculative fiction, memoir and admirable polemic.

This is a book for those wishing to explore the intimacy of landscape- no matter how sprawling or specific- and it’s sensory similitude to that of the human body'' Dan