Fiction

Feather Man

Feather Man Cover2007 Brandl & Schlesinger
2008 Marion Boyars (UK Edition)

Feather Man tells the story of Sooky, a young woman who survives childhood abuse in her Brisbane hometown and comes into her own as a portrait artist in London. We follow her as she grows up, moving from man to man, struggling to establish her identity as a painter, and struggling to make sense of her life. Along the way she encounters a host of appalling and fantastic people, like her lover, the charming but narcissistic Redmond.  Sooky herself is difficult, flawed, but very much alive as she uses her wit and unconventional view of the world to fight herself out of the dark hole of her childhood.