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Indelible Ink

Indelible Ink

by Fiona Kelly McGregor
Paperback
Publication Date: 25/09/2013

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Marie King is fifty-nine, recently divorced, and has lived a rather conventional life on Sydney's affluent north shore. Now her three children have moved out, the family home is to be sold, and with it will go her beloved garden. On a drunken whim, Marie gets a tattoo - an act that gives way to an unexpected friendship with her tattoo artist, Rhys.

Before long, Rhys has introduced Marie to a side of the city that clashes with her staid north-shore milieu. Her children are mortified by their mother's transformation, but have their own challenges to deal with: workplace politics; love affairs old and new; and, of course, the real-estate market.

Written with Fiona McGregor's incisive wit and keen eye, Indelible Ink uses one family as a microcosm for the changes operating in society at large. In its piercing examination of the way we live now, it is truly a novel for our times.

'The richest and most complete evocation of Sydney since Patrick White's The Vivisector.' -  The Monthly

'Fiona McGregor, through her unusual and compelling use of language, transforms this family's story into something epic.' The Sydney Morning Herald

ISBN:
9781922070623
9781922070623
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
25-09-2013
Publisher:
Scribe Publications
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
464
Dimensions (mm):
197x129x28mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Fiona Kelly McGregor

Fiona McGregor has published six books, including Indelible Ink, which won the Age Book of the Year and was shortlisted for several other awards; Strange Museums, the memoir of a performance art tour through Poland; the short story collection Suck My Toes, which won the Steele Rudd Award; and the underground classic chemical palace.

Her most recent titles are the essay collection Buried Not Dead and the photo-essay A Novel Idea, both published by Giramondo.

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