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Fever of Animals

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
For nearly five years I have wanted to write something about the surrealist painter Emil Bafdescu: about his paintings, one of which hangs in a little restaurant in Melbourne, and about his disappearance, which is still a mystery. But this is probably not going to be the book I imagined. Nothing has quite worked out the way I planned.

With the small inheritance he received upon his father's death, Miles has come to Europe on the trail of the Romanian surrealist, who disappeared into a forest in 1967. But in trying to unravel the mystery of Bafdescu's secret life, Miles must also reckon with his own.

Faced with a language and a landscape that remain stubbornly out of reach, and condemned to wait for someone who may never arrive, Miles is haunted by thoughts of his ex-girlfriend, Alice, and the trip they took to Venice that ended their relationship.

Uncanny, occasionally absurd, and utterly original, Fever of Animals is a beautifully written meditation on art and grief.

    

Praise for this book

"An exquisite, painterly novel...It is heartbreaking to reach the final page." - Emily Bitto


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August 2018 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
ISBN: 1-925106-82-9 / 978-1-925106-82-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe Publications
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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
ISBN: 1-947534-16-5 / 978-1-947534-16-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Scribe US
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April 2016 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
ISBN: 1-925228-30-4 / 978-1-925228-30-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe UK
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
ISBN: 1-4890-9868-2 / 978-1-4890-9868-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2016 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
ISBN: 1-4890-9884-4 / 978-1-4890-9884-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2016 : Australia MP3 CD
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
ISBN: 1-4890-9867-4 / 978-1-4890-9867-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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August 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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Kindle Editions

August 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Fever of Animals
Author(s): Miles Allinson
Publisher: Scribe
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