A collection of arresting and unusual stories which weave fact and speculation to reveal the 'fetish' aspects in the lives of people, both ordinary and famous ù saints and dancers, writers and film stars, Elvis, Madame Tussaud and Mata Hari. Gail Jones explores forms of yearning and obsession and the ways in which, as subjects of fiction, they live in desiring and imaginary relationships.
Elegant, intelligent and beautifully crafted, Fetish Lives
is a book that offers many pleasures.
Praise for the work of multiple award-winning writer Gail Jones
. . . the depth and clarity with which she turns what she sees and imagines into words on a page is awesome. Julia Hancock, Vertigo
. . .poignant, idiosyncratic and, possibly, the clearest indication of the state of art. Cathy Peake, Sydney Morning Herald