Longlisted for The Indie Book Awards 2016Longlisted for The Voss Literary Prize 2016This is the story of John Wonder, a man with three families, each one kept secret from the other, each one containing two children, a boy and a girl.
As he travels from family to family in different cities, he works as an Authenticator, verifying world records, confirming facts, setting things straight, while his own life is a teetering tower of breathtaking lies and betrayals. 'Some books read as if they are touched by magic, so wondrous and astonishing is the experience of immersing yourself in them.
That's how I feel about The Wonder Lover. It is written with confidence and daring, with a joyous freedom and a love for story and language that is only possible when an artist has truly mastered their craft.
It is a compulsive and thrilling read, a dazzling achievement.
There is a word that should be used very rarely but I believe is absolutely right for this book: The Wonder Lover is superb.' -- Christos Tsiolkas, author of The Slap
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 384 pages
- Publisher: Allen & Unwin
- Publication Date: 07/04/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781760291129