By Michael Meehan
A younger Australian guy arrives in riot-ravaged Paris, armed with an previous manuscript written in French and an obsessive wish to piece jointly the fragments of a secret that has haunted him considering the fact that youth. His trip takes him backward and forward in time, over the ruins of wilderness and town, and during the veils and mirages of heritage and memory.
From the blood-soaked streets of the 1870 siege of Paris, to the tear-gas and chaos of its scholar riots of 1968; from the desolate, windswept Australian desolate tract to the appalling dank prisons of nineteenth Century New Caledonia, Deception tells an epic tale of a look for fact, spanning continents and generations.
Michael Meehan is the acclaimed, award-winning writer of The Salt of damaged Tears and Stormy Weather. Deception, his long-awaited 3rd novel, is a triumph of storytelling, imagery and language, a strong, haunting paintings from a author with 'an mind's eye of one other order' (The Australian).
Praise for The Salt of damaged Tears, winner of the 2000 Christina Stead Award for Fiction:
'... a masterwork.' - The Age
'... a travel de strength an superb functionality. it's going to, i feel, offer some of the most memorable literary reviews of modern times.' - Michael Sharkey, The Australian
'... a singular approximately wish and depression that's altogether stunning.' - Debra Adelaide, Sydney Morning Herald
'... a big talent.' - Adelaide Advertiser
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Deception by Michael Meehan