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Panthers and the Museum of Fire

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781925052145
Author(s): Jen Craig
Format: Paperback
Year: 2015
Publisher: Spineless Wonders Publishing Pty Ltd
Dimensions: 133 x 203 x 8 (w x l x h)
Pages: 140

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Panther & the Museum of Fire is a novella about walking, memory and writing. The narrator walks from Glebe to a central Sydney cafe to return a manuscript by a recently-dead writer. While she walks, the reader enters the narrator's entire world: life with family and neighbours, narrow misses with cars, her singular friendships, dinner conversations and work. We learn of her adolescent desire for maturity and acceptance through a brush with religion, her anorexia, the exercise of that power when she was powerless in every other aspect of her life. 'It is not too much of a stretch to compare Jen Craig's work with the otherwise incomparable WG Sebald.' DEBRA ADELAIDE '...the reader is made aware at once that Craig is a writer of great skill.' KERRYN GOLDSWORTHY Jen Craig's short stories have appeared in various Australian literary magazines. She collaborated with composers of the chamber opera, A Dictionary of Maladies, in Switzerland in 2005. 5 stars Review The year 2015 is only in its early days, but already I know that Sydney writer Jen Craig's novella, Panthers and the Museum of Fire, will be among my top reads for the year.
Bold, original and urgent, Panthers is told in a modernist, stream-of-consciousness style by a narrator who is either literally the author, Jen Craig, or a projection constructed for the purposes of the text-something like James Joyce's Stephen Dedalus in a contemporary Ulysses. Craig blurs mem
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