Malcolm Knox The Wonder Lover

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The Wonder Lover

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What's the worst thing that can happen to a man with three secret families? He falls in love.

This 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.

The Wonder Lover is a stunning audiobook that again and magnificently confirms Malcolm Knox as one of our brightest stars, an imaginative tour de force that ranks alongside the best work of Nabokov, Amis, Ireland and Carey.

The Guardian famously wrote of Malcolm, "If Winton is an aria, Knox is early Rolling Stones, but this time around he's got the orchestra along as well, and every single note rings deep and rich and true. This bedtime story told by children to adults is jaw-droppingly original, breathtakingly audacious and fearlessly accomplished."

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About the Author:

Malcolm Knox is the author of Summerland, Adult Book, Jamaica, which was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Award in Australia in 2009 and won the Colin Roderick Award, and The Life. He is also a Walkley-Award-winning journalist and author of many non-fiction titles. He lives in Sydney.

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Knox has created a jewelled puzzle box in these pages. It is by some distance his most complex novel to date. * Weekend Australian * Gotta hand it to Knox. He knows how to grab the reader's full attention... The whole mess is expertly described and ends in a thoroughly satisfying way. * Country Style * A genuinely original and intriguing work. * Adelaide Advertiser * The Wonder Lover contains much fine writing and observation. * Sydney Morning Herald, Best Books of 2015 * An exquisitely wrought dissection of one man's downfall. * Sunday Age * A strange and beautiful creation. It reveals Knox to be an author of a controlled virtuosity with few peers in this country... It marks a considerable leap in Knox's formal ambition: an evolution thrilling to watch unfold. * Saturday Paper, Best Books of 2015 * It flows with easy energy to its exciting and startling finish. Enjoy Knox's rich, poetic and imaginative word power as you follow the amazing life of John Wonder. * Good Reading * Complex and ambitious... The last third of the novel is a wonderfully sustained serio-comic account of the collision of worlds that John strove so hard to keep apart. * Saturday Age, Best Books of 2015 * A deftly written and hypnotic tale about fidelity and longing. * Who Weekly * Few authors have such a sharp eye - or stylish pen - for the secret lives of men. * Australian Women's Weekly *

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