By Sally Morrison
In the area of Mad Meg, existence is fed on by means of paintings. the current is unalterably colored via the silences, loyalties and betrayals of the past.
Isobel attempts to resolve the secrets and techniques of her mom and dad: her type yet loopy mom, Stella, and her rogue yet dearly enjoyed father, Henri. Her campaigning sister, Allegra, struggles with the realities of the passing of time as she is drawn right into a maelstrom of protestation and parenthood.
Sally Morrison’s vintage, award-winning novel attracts the reader via a tangle of intersecting lives set opposed to a tapestry of twentieth-century ecu politics.
Mad Meg explores the gaps among offerings and compulsions, artists and phonies, and kinship and friendship.
‘… an immense good-looking publication – a most appropriate essay on “the mess”!’
David Marr on ABC Radio
‘… a wide, formidable novel … vibrant and remarkable … a magnificent paintings of fiction.’ Andrew Riemer in The Age
‘… her contact is deft and imaginative.’ Joanna Murray-Smith in The Weekend Australian