The Bath Fugues
From one of Australia's most lauded writers, comes a wonderfully wrought work, melding intrigue, romance, comedy and deception. A melancholy sadness which courts by never surrenders to depair. Taking the form of three interwoven novellas: the first centred on an aging art forger; the second on a Portuguese poet, opium addict and art collector, the third on a mysteriously well connected doctor who has built an art gallery in tropical Queensland. A must for all good bookstores.