Set in Brisbane during the stultifying 1950s, this intelligent tale of the treachery of love focuses on art and creation, as well as the lasting effects of child molestation. Sookie is a young artist, growing up in a disordered world, who warily moves to London in the swinging 1970s. There, she encounters people who will try to steal her very identity. Dynamic and innovative, this darkly comedic novel offers a psychological portrait of a narcissist and embodies the expatriate experience.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blakefraina - LibraryThing
Rhyll McMaster knows how to rivet her readers’ attention. The opening scene in Feather Man depicts Sooky, the pre-adolescent protagonist, being molested by Lionel, the creepy pedophile next door. It’s ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pinprick - LibraryThing
Rhyll McMaster is obviously a very talented writer; her prose is wonderful and descriptive and a joy to read. The book, however, was impossible for me. Regardless of the great writing the story itself ... Read full review