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Channelling Henry/Russell, Bruce/Paper/1863683763/S053-D1
Fremantle Arts Centre Press
'So this novel you want to write, what's the plot?'
'The plot is simple. A young artist moves to New York from somewhere else. The artist develops rapidly, stimulated by the charged atmosphere. The artist is too clever. The city and its denizens seem surreal...but it's real. That's what makes it so cruel. Even the fakes are real. She's in deeper than she knows. She's in trouble. Big trouble...'
When Cassie Goldin takes up her scholarship at the Empire State University, the last thing she expects to encounter is a professor who seems to be writing a novel about her life. Then there's her Australian friend Jeremy, also struggling with the permeable boundary between fiction and life. Not to mention Hank, the street vendor with a dark past and a penchant for painting young girls.
In the tradition of literary noir, with a dash of New Age metaphysics and more action than a ticker tape parade, Channelling Henry breaks new ground in Australian fiction. A millennium novel with a difference.