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Lois Murphy’s SOON defies genre categorisation

 

An utterly gripping debut novel. Just like the work of Transit Lounge stable mates Jane Rawsonand A S Patric, Lois Murphy’s Soon defies genre categorisation.

 

Despite containing fantastical story elements, Soon feels uncommonly gritty and grounded. Murphy’s character development and evocation of both the natural environment and small town setting is first class — a reader cannot help but become invested in their plight. The sense of foreboding is at times gut wrenching. 

 

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In Rawson's deft hands this unusual concept soars

From the Wreck - Jane Rawson

From the Wreck‘s synopsis has to rate as one of the most unusual I have come across in the literary genre. But Rawson does more than ‘pull-off’ this lofty creative and artistic challenge… in her deft hands this concept soars. It is something special — confronting, haunting and life-affirming. One of our Top Reads of 2017.

 

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Karl Geary's prose is a thing of beauty

Montpelier Parade - Karl Geary

The prose within Montpelier Parade is itself a thing of beauty – and for that alone I would recommend this novel. But it is Geary’s characters’ capacity to be buoyed by glints in darkness and this story’s moving denouement that elevate it to the truly memorable. One of our Top Reads of 2017.

 

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Eleanor Oliphant is more than fine, she is wonderful

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Gail Honeyman’s Eleanor Oliphant, the narrator of her debut novel is more than fine, she is wonderful! One of the most genuine and deeply moving character journeys I’ve read in a very long time – powerful enough to evoke tears of laughter and sadness. One of our Top Reads of 2017.

 

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