I’m delighted to announce the publication of my novella
epigraph in the book comes from a scientific paper on the movements of starling
flocks, and when I chose it I had no idea how uniquely applicable it would
become to the strange time we are living through right now.
‘The change in the behavioural state of one animal affects and is affected by
that of all other animals in the group, no matter how large the group is.’
Lives merge and diverge; they soar and plunge, or come to rest in impenetrable
silence. Erris Cleary’s absence haunts the pages, a woman who complicates other
lives yet confers unexpected blessings. Fly far, be free, urges Erris. Who can
know why she smashes mirrors? Who can say why she does not heed her own advice?
‘With beautiful, clear-eyed insight, Murmurations charts lives edging towards
revelation or despair. The women at the heart of these stories have the poise
and mystery of figures in paintings. We’re drawn into intimacy with them
through the grace of Carol Lefevre’s benevolent vision and quietly assured
Michelle de Kretser
‘Beautifully conceived and composed,
presents a series of stories
that intriguingly fold into each other. There is not a false not here, not a
single word out of place, not one detail that is irrelevant. By the end of the
novella, the hidden griefs, fears and desries of people who are connected but
emotionally estranged are revealed in such subtle, unexpected ways, you will
want to re-read it straight aweay, and then again, and again.’
Unfortunately, the launch planned for
had to be cancelled, but
here is a short
that introduces the book.
can be ordered from your local bookshop, or direct from Spinifex
Press. Due to the current restrictions Spinifex are selling all books at a 20%
discount and with free postage too. Click
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