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From Here On, Monsters

$29.99

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760781132
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pub Date: 23/07/2019
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / General
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Price: $29.99

In a city locked in a kind of perpetual twilight, an antiquarian bookseller accepts a very strange commission - the valuation of a rare codex. Within its fragile pages is the story of another book, another codex, but unravelling the mystery may mean unravelling the nature of reality itself...

A noirish mystery. A speculative fiction with a social conscience. An unbridled imagination, and a scholar's bibliomanic preoccupations. From Here On, Monsters stretches the boundaries of what we consider fiction in weird and totally wonderful ways...

'A novel that places the reader into the abyss of storytelling. This is more than a book of secrets, codes, geniuses, history and language. It is more than you could imagine.'
TARA JUNE WINCH

'A novel about modern Australia that doesn't read at all like a modern Australian novel.'
SHAUN PRESTCOTT

'Bryer writes with generosity and compassion.'
TONY BIRCH

Author Information

Elizabeth Bryer grew up in Heyfield and now lives in Birraranga/Melbourne, on never-ceded sovereign lands of the Gunaikurnai and Kulin nations respectively. Novels she has translated from Spanish include Claudia Salazar Jiménez's Blood of the Dawn (Deep Vellum, 2016) and Aleksandra Lun's The Palimpsests (David R. Godine, 2019), for which she was awarded a PEN/Heim from PEN America. She was inaugural translations editor of The Lifted Brow, and she is still hanging around at Brow Books.