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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Fusion
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'Forever entwined, Sea and Serene live isolated in the Australian alpine wilderness, together with Wren - the young man who helps care for them. Each have found peace in this wild, fierce landscape, and they live in harmony, largely self-sufficient.

'One day Wren discovers a woman on the road nearby, badly injured and unconscious. He brings her back to the cottage, and he and the twins nurse her back to health. But the arrival of this outsider shatters the dynamic within, with unforeseen consequences.

'Lyrical and poetic, Fusion is a unique and haunting modern-gothic tale that has at its heart questions of selfhood, dependency, difference and love. It is the compelling first novel by the award-winning author of Madness: A Memoir.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hamish Hamilton , 2019 .
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      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Published February 5, 2019

      ISBN: 9781926428703

Works about this Work

Kate Richards : Fusion Donna Lu , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 9-15 February 2019;

'Conjoined twins have long been a source of fascination, if not the subjects of disturbing scrutiny. Perhaps the most famous were Chang and Eng Bunker, who were brought from Thailand – hence “Siamese twins” – to America to be exhibited and, despite their experience of racism, later became wealthy slave owners in the antebellum south. More recently, Abby and Brittany Hensel, American sisters conjoined at the torso, have been the subject of extensive media coverage, including a reality TV show.' (Introduction)

Bound Together Jacqui Davies (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , October vol. 92 no. 4 2018; (p. 29)

'Kate Richards' Fusion tells the story of conjoined twins, their carer, and an injured stranger who is brought into their isolated bush home. Reviewer Jacqui Davies described it as 'part fairytale, part Australian Gothic thriller'. She spoke to the author.'

Bound Together Jacqui Davies (interviewer), 2018 single work interview
— Appears in: Books + Publishing , October vol. 92 no. 4 2018; (p. 29)

'Kate Richards' Fusion tells the story of conjoined twins, their carer, and an injured stranger who is brought into their isolated bush home. Reviewer Jacqui Davies described it as 'part fairytale, part Australian Gothic thriller'. She spoke to the author.'

Kate Richards : Fusion Donna Lu , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 9-15 February 2019;

'Conjoined twins have long been a source of fascination, if not the subjects of disturbing scrutiny. Perhaps the most famous were Chang and Eng Bunker, who were brought from Thailand – hence “Siamese twins” – to America to be exhibited and, despite their experience of racism, later became wealthy slave owners in the antebellum south. More recently, Abby and Brittany Hensel, American sisters conjoined at the torso, have been the subject of extensive media coverage, including a reality TV show.' (Introduction)

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