'The Sydney-based writer Anthony Macris has a modest body of published works: two novels, some shorter pieces and a memoir centred on his family's experience of autism. Not surprisingly, therefore, he is not as well-known outside literary circles as he should be. There is, nevertheless, another reason why his is not a household name among readers of recent fiction. His novels and short stories do not fit the mould of what constitutes these days marketable "products". For all that, Macris, who seems to me one of the most interesting writers of our time, has not lacked critical esteem. ...'