Panthers and the Museum of Fire (Paperback)

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By Jen Craig, Bettina Kaiser (Illustrator)
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"Jen Craig has the astonishing ability to make us believe she has held every word of the story in her head, then delivered it onto the page in a seamless whole."
--Deborah Adelaide, novelist

Complex, urgent, and fascinating, this novel about walking, memory, and writing has earned comparisons from Virginia Woolf to Karl Ove Knausg rd. The narrator walks from Glebe to a central Sydney, Australia caf to return a manuscript by a recently deceased writer. While she walks, the reader enters the narrator's entire world: life with family and neighbors, narrow misses with cars, her singular friendships, dinner conversations, and work. We learn of her adolescent desire for maturity and acceptance, and her struggle with religion and anorexia. Photos are provided by Bettina Kaiser.


Jen Craig's first novel is Since the Accident (2009). Panthers and the Museum of Fire was long-listed for the 2016 Stella Prize.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781557134486
ISBN-10: 1557134480
Publisher: Zerogram Press
Publication Date: October 6th, 2020
Pages: 128
Language: English