A tale of despair, illness and poverty that captures the swooping highs and devastating lows of life.
The books that have had the biggest impact on me this year.
Lesbians! Cowboys! Argentina!
This is a novel that does what it says: a truly discomforting tale of death and grief set in a grim twilight world.
A strange and misty novel set in colonial Van Diemen’s Land.
An aching novel of a young man trying to find a place in the world.
A dreamy, mirage-like novel where things change shape before your eyes.
Poly is a riot of a novel, an all out brawl.
There are a lot of feelings in Mary Shelley’s cautionary tale of science run amuck, but her depiction of nature in all its untrammelled grandeur is still something to behold.
Cleanness is a book of lofty ideas, grounded in the flesh.