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Author: Jane Rawson

ISBN: 9781921134609
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 3 August 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7 x 1.09
Winner of the 2015 Seizure Viva La Novella Prize Lives turned upside down by a bureaucratic error in this Kafkaesque work of neo-absurdism. 'Original, intelligent and compelling - a rare combination. Formaldehyde pulls off a complex narrative with frequent time and point-of-view shifts without ever losing the reader. For a novella that borders on the Kafkaesque, it has a good deal of heart. The interconnecting stories are handled adroitly - the clever structure never gets in the way of the writing, which is sharply observed, assured and witty. Smart but never showy.

About the Author

Jane Rawson grew up in Canberra. During years as a travel editor and writer, mostly for Lonely Planet, she dawdled around the streets of San Francisco, Prague and Phnom Penh and left smitten. These days she lives in Melbourne's west. Formerly editor of the environment and energy section of The Conversation, an independent news website, she now writes for an organisation promoting technology for social justice. She likes cats, quiet, minimal capitalisation, and finding out that everything is going to be OK.

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