Indelible Ink [used book]


By: Fiona McGregor

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Marie King is a 59-year-old divorcée from Sydney's affluent north shore. Having devoted her rather conventional life to looking after her husband and three children - who have now all departed the family home - she is experiencing something of an identity crisis, especially as she must now sell the family home and thus lose her beloved garden. On a folly she gets a tattoo. Marie forges a friendship with her tattoo artist, Rhys, who introduces her to an alternative side of Sydney from that to which Marie is accustomed. Through their burgeoning connection, Marie's two worlds collide causing great friction within Marie's family and with her circle of rich friends. With echoes of Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections and Christos Tsiolkas's The Slap, Indelible Ink is a multi-layered examination of how we live now, in which one family becomes a microcosm for the changes operating in society at large. About the Author: Fiona McGregor is the author of three works of fiction: Au Pair, shortlisted for The Australian/Vogel Award; Suck My Toes, winner of the Steele Rudd Award; and chemical palace, shortlisted for the NSW Premier's Award for fiction. She was voted one of the inaugural Best Young Novelists by the Sydney Morning Herald in 1997. Her most recent book is a travel memoir, Strange Museums. Fiona is also known as a performance artist. She has performed live across Australia and Europe, and her video works have been seen internationally.


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A novel about connections in a changing world of friends, lovers, family, illness, and death, this unique narrative tells the story of Marie King--a 59-year-old divorcee from Sydney's affluent north shore. Having devoted her rather conventional life to looking after her husband and three children, Marie is experiencing an identity crisis. Forced to sell the family home now that her children have moved out, Marie expresses herself by getting a tattoo and, consequently, forges a friendship with tattoo artist Rhys. As Rhys introduces Marie to an alternative side of Sydney, friction erupts between Marie's social spheres--the affluent middle class and the tattoo subculture. A multi-layered examination of how we live now, this account positions one family as a microcosm for the modifications operating in society at large.

Title: Indelible Ink [used book]

Author Name: Fiona McGregor

ISBN Number: 1921215968

ISBN-13: 9781921215964

Location Published: Australia, Scribe Publications: 2010

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

Size: Trade Paperback

Kg: 1.00 Kg

Type: Book

Categories: Contemporary

Seller ID: 003232