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Flames

by Robbie Arnott

Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Flames Synopsis

It starts with a fisherman hunting for tuna, his sidekick a young seal as fast as quicksilver, a relationship forged in blood and fishmeat, but broken by the black heft of the sea; then a young man whose mother burned up outside, the scorch marks still on the grass, who fears the same fate for his sister so builds her a coffin, even though she's still breathing and very much alive; a water rat swimming upriver, a god in his element until he finds that some gods are more powerful than others; a flock of cormorants, pecking out the eyes of the slow-witted wombats on a local farm, and the sad old man who swears bloody vengeance; and more, and more, until it ends with a fisherman, who used to hunt for tuna, with a seal for a sidekick, as fast as quicksilver... SHORTLISTED FOR THE READINGS PRIZE FOR NEW AUSTRALIAN FICTION

Flames Press Reviews

Robbie Arnott is a vivid and bold new voice in Australian fiction - Danielle Wood

Ambitious storytelling from a stunning new Australian voice. Flames is constantly surprising-I never knew where the story would take me next. This book has a lovely sense of wonder for the world. It's brimming with heart and compassion. - Rohan Wilson

Visionary, vivid, full of audacious transformations: there's a marvellous energy to this writing that returns the world to us aflame. A brilliant and wholly original debut. - Gail Jones

A strange and joyous marvel. - Richard Flanagan

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ISBN: 9781786496263
Publication date: 01/11/2018
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786496263
Publication date: 1st November 2018
Author: Robbie Arnott
Publisher: Atlantic Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 240 pages
Genres: Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Fantasy,

About Robbie Arnott

Robbie Arnott was born in Launceston in 1989. His writing has appeared in numerous magazines and anthologies. He won the 2015 Tasmanian Young Writers' Fellowship and the 2014 Scribe Non-fiction Prize for Young Writers. He lives in Hobart.

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