Fiona McGregor has lived in Sydney most of her life. Her short stories have been awarded prizes and widely anthologised. She was voted one of the inaugural Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelists in 1997. She has written articles, reviews and critiques for a variety of publications including Sydney Morning Herald, Heat, Meanjin, TLS and Real Time.
McGregor has had extensive involvement in music, performance and event production since about 1986. In her capacity as both a writer and live artist, she has spoken at festivals, symposia and conferences across Australia since about 1996. In 1999 she co-founded senVoodoo, performance collective, with visual artist AnA Wojak. senVoodoo toured Poland in 2006. Their work has been shown across Australia, in China, South America, the UK and Eastern Europe.
'Marie King is a 59-year-old divorcée from Sydney's affluent north shore. Having devoted her rather conventional life to looking after her husband and three children - who have now all departed the family home - she is experiencing something of an identity crisis, especially as she must now sell the family home and thus lose her beloved garden. On a folly she gets a tattoo.
'Marie forges a friendship with her tattoo artist, Rhys, who introduces her to an alternative side of Sydney. Through their burgeoning connection, Marie's two worlds collide causing great friction within Marie's family and with her circle of rich friends.' (From the publisher's website.)