Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781741987591
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 01/10/2009
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Price: $9.99

From the internationally-acclaimed author of Taming the Beast, The Gospel According to Luke and Fishing for Tigers.

Summer, Sydney, and holed up in a tiny flat off Broadway are idealistic American Adam, weary activist Graeme, and wild, misunderstood Katie. Each is searching for answers to life's biggest questions - why are we here; what is love; what constitutes betrayal - and thrust together, over an intense two-week period, they begin to form answers. In doing so, they must first confront their darkest demons, both within and without...

Provocative, honest, brimming with sexual tension and crackling with intelligence, this sensational novel cements Maguire's place as one of Australia's best young writers.


"At the heart of ... Emily Maguire's work lies an urgent need to pull away at the interconnecting threads of morality, society and human relationships." Sydney Morning Herald

"what you get, along with a sharp mind and a keenness to investigate cultural confusions, is an engaging ability to put the vitality of the story first." Weekend Australian

Author Information

Emily Maguire is the author of the novels Taming the Beast (2004), an international bestseller and finalist for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Kathleen Mitchell Award, The Gospel According to Luke (2006) and, most recently, the non-fiction work, Princesses & Pornstars (2008). Her articles and essays on sex, religion and culture have been published in newspapers and journals including The Sydney Morning Herald, The Financial Review, The Age and the Observer. In 2007, the Women's Electoral Lobby awarded her the Edna Ryan Award (Media Category) for her writing about women's issues. She lives in Sydney with her husband.


21 June 2019

Join Emily Magire at Storyfest for a one-day intensive course where you can learn how to master the elements of fiction. She also discusses her books AN ISOLATED INCIDENT and FISHING FOR TIGERS.

10:00 AM

CWA Hall
57 Wason Street Milton NSW 2538 Website