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y The Fern Tattoo: A Novel single work   novel  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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A century of family secrets starts to unravel when Benedict Waters is summoned to an audience with an old friend of his mother. He is seduced by her storytelling and it takes time and an astonishing revelation before he realises that it is his own family he has been hearing about, his own life that is being undone. - back cover

Notes

  • Dedication: To my daughter Jessica
  • Epigraph: Yes, man is broad, too broad indeed. I'd have him narrower. - Dmitri Fyodorovitch Karamazov: The Brothers Karamazov, Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Works about this Work

Echoes in the Wilderness : Weird Poetry in Australia Phillip A Ellis , Charles Lovecraft , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 3 2009; (p. 167-178)

In the following symposium, critics Phillip A. Ellis and Charles Lovecraft address several poets and their works within the realm of weird fiction, spotlighting a variety of themes and issues in this sorely neglected field of study. The critics, established poets in their own right, work towards establishing a clear template for further studies and readings which the editors of Studies in Australian Weird Fiction see as essential to readers of weird fiction, within Australian (sic) and abroad.

Haunted By the Anxiety of Not Belonging Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 January 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel ; Urban Elegies David Brooks 2007 selected work poetry
WA Writer Has Eyes on Franklin for Third Time Rod Moran , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 April 2008; (p. 7)
Names West Australian authors shortlisted for 2008 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Prize Writers Jane Sullivan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 June 2008; (p. 28-29)
'Jane Sullivan assesses the field in Australia's most significant literary award.' (Editor's abstract)
Untitled Deborah Crabtree , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 87 no. 1 2007; (p. 54)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
Crafter Tale's Indelible Mark Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 November 2007; (p. 13)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
Discerning the Fabula Judith Armstrong , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 296 2007; (p. 46)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
A Hundred Years of Secrets Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 November 2007; (p. 13)
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 November 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
Messy Fragments Katharine England , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 December 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel ; Ocean Road Glyn Parry 2007 single work novel
Faced with Lies That Ring True Kevin Rabalais , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 December 2007; (p. 13)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
How We Read this Year : Australian Fiction Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 December 2007; (p. 11)
Literary highlights in Australian fiction for 2007 . The author gives her impressions of these works.
Untitled Deborah Crabtree , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 87 no. 1 2007; (p. 54)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
Crafter Tale's Indelible Mark Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 November 2007; (p. 13)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
Discerning the Fabula Judith Armstrong , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 296 2007; (p. 46)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
In Short : Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 November 2007; (p. 32)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
Messy Fragments Katharine England , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 December 2007; (p. 12)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel ; Ocean Road Glyn Parry 2007 single work novel
Faced with Lies That Ring True Kevin Rabalais , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 8-9 December 2007; (p. 13)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel
Haunted By the Anxiety of Not Belonging Peter Pierce , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 January 2008; (p. 21)

— Review of The Fern Tattoo: A Novel David Brooks 2007 single work novel ; Urban Elegies David Brooks 2007 selected work poetry
A Hundred Years of Secrets Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 November 2007; (p. 13)
How We Read this Year : Australian Fiction Diane Stubbings , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 December 2007; (p. 11)
Literary highlights in Australian fiction for 2007 . The author gives her impressions of these works.
WA Writer Has Eyes on Franklin for Third Time Rod Moran , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 18 April 2008; (p. 7)
Names West Australian authors shortlisted for 2008 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Prize Writers Jane Sullivan , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 June 2008; (p. 28-29)
'Jane Sullivan assesses the field in Australia's most significant literary award.' (Editor's abstract)
Echoes in the Wilderness : Weird Poetry in Australia Phillip A Ellis , Charles Lovecraft , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Studies in Australian Weird Fiction , no. 3 2009; (p. 167-178)

In the following symposium, critics Phillip A. Ellis and Charles Lovecraft address several poets and their works within the realm of weird fiction, spotlighting a variety of themes and issues in this sorely neglected field of study. The critics, established poets in their own right, work towards establishing a clear template for further studies and readings which the editors of Studies in Australian Weird Fiction see as essential to readers of weird fiction, within Australian (sic) and abroad.

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