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Fever of Animals

Fever of Animals

Author: Miles Allinson
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Winner of the Victorian Premier's Unpublished Manuscript Award 2014 'For nearly five years I have wanted to write something about the surrealist painter Emil Bafdescu: about his paintings, one of which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 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.


Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Unpublished Manuscript 2014.

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General Fields

  • : 9781925106824
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : May 2015
  • : 210mm X 151mm X 22mm
  • : Australia
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 272
  • : Miles Allinson
  • : Paperback