Feather Man

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Brandl & Schlesinger, 2007 - Fiction - 309 pages
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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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User 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

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User 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


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Rhyll McMaster is the author of several award-winning poetry collections including The Brineshrimp, Chemical Bodies, Flying the Coop, The Evolutionary History of Edward Kelly in Primary Colours, and Washing the Money. She is also the author of the play for ABC radio broadcast, On My Empty Feet.

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