Indelible Ink

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Scribe Publications, 2013 - Fiction - 464 pages
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Marie King is fifty-nine, recently divorced, and has lived a rather conventional life on Sydney's affluent north shore. Now her three children have moved out, the family home is to be sold, and with it will go her beloved garden. On a drunken whim, Marie gets a tattoo - an act that gives way to an unexpected friendship with her tattoo artist, Rhys. Before long, Rhys has introduced Marie to a side of the city that clashes with her staid north-shore milieu. Her children are mortified by their mother's transformation, but have their own challenges to deal with- workplace politics; love affairs old and new; and, of course, the real-estate market. Written with Fiona McGregor's incisive wit and keen eye, Indelible Inkuses one family as a microcosm for the changes operating in society at large. In its piercing examination of the way we live now, it is truly a novel for our times. 'The richest and most complete evocation of Sydney since Patrick White's The Vivisector.' The Monthly'Fiona McGregor, through her unusual and compelling use of language, transforms this family's story into something epic.' The Sydney Morning Herald

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

This book is excellent. And I say that having approached it with the expectation that I probably wouldn't like it at all. I saw it on the library shelf and read the publisher-elicited quotes by well ... Read full review

Indelible Ink

User Review  - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing

Indelible Ink is a modern story with a positive message about a woman taking control of her life and body after divorce. Marie, 59, is introduced as a typical upper-class Sydney housewife who quickly ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Fiona McGregor is a Sydney writer and performance artist. She has published five books, four of which have won or been shortlisted for major prizes, including the Steele Rudd Award for the story collection Dirt (originally published as Suck My Toes). Her most recent novel, Indelible Ink, won The Age Book of the Year, and was published by Atlantic in the UK. McGregor contributes essays, articles, stories and reviews to a range of publications. Her performance work has been seen internationally. She is currently working on a new novel.

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