Venice – Wisdom Tree Novella 2
Release date June 2016
Publication: May 2016
Size: 160x120 mm, spine 12.50 mm
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Nick Earls’s novels have won awards in the UK and Australia, and appeared on bestseller lists in both those countries and the Amazon Kindle Store. Two have been adapted into feature films and five into stage plays.
Nick paints the picture of Brisbane perfectly. The smells, sounds, tastes and temperature surround us as we witness Ryan’s relationships grow. A sensory wonderland that carries us on the journey.—Gyton Grantley, actor
Venice is about love and the tensions that pull us apart: the love between Harrison and his uncle Ryan, who is in need of a person to belong to, Natalie, who is pulled between her art and her heart, and Phil’s awkward stilted love. Think, Nick Hornby’s About a Boy.
Nick Earls is one of Australia’s most quietly perceptive writers, and this loosely linked quintet of novellas proves just how observant he is on the ways of contemporary life. Work, family, failure and persistence are the major themes. After finishing the novellas I came away moved, contemplative and appreciative of the power of a well turned novella to convey ideas beyond its wordcount… Unreservedly recommended.
—Lindy Jones, bookseller, Abbey’s Bookshop
The slow release of Wisdom Tree will begin 1 May 2016 with the last pocket-sized novella released on 1 September. Read more