How To Disappear


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In the 1960s, Edmund Eben escapes from a state-managed glass factory in Prague to refuge in Antwerp, and via assisted passage as a displaced Balt on board the Australis to Melbourne. His struggle to understand himself, to grasp the subtleties of Australian life, to manage drinking, and to be an artist, is propelled by incidents and accidents towards a kind of fortuitous salvation, which he finds on the coarse streets of St Kilda.
Separated by years, by location, by someone’s will, Selby Green is not obviously similar, but she shares the same drive and desire for order, the same thirst for art, music, and culture that raises more questions than it answers. She is an alien in her own mother’s dingy house, and is ignorant of Edmund’s existence. Somehow, their lives are linked. Somehow, a connection is made.

“The stark, poetic language ... is mesmerizing and convincing.” Lissa V. Fairbairn

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