Friday, 22 April 2016

Praise for Australian Fugue: Missing by Ruth Skilbeck

Australian Fugue: Missing by Ruth Skilbeck

What Readers are Saying:

Forget Houellebecq, I like Skilbeck. This is of course in relation to the French author. I had read all his books, and the new one Submission came to us about the same time as Ruth Skilbeck’s Australian Fugue: Missing. I was compelled to read Missing. It is female-centric for one. I did love many of Houellebecq’s books but when I started reading Skilbeck’s Missing and then his new one, I could not read hisKaren Kennedy, author of Deeply Felt: Reflections on Religion and Violence within the Anarchist Turn

Really enjoyed it. I liked the way the characters develop, and the pace of the writing. I find the psychology exciting and in many instances I revisit something that I experienced myself. The dear kinky boffin! The snorting gallery owner! The end chapter with [Skilbeck’s] observation on Velasquez is fabulous- Natasha Williams

It’s brilliant- Ianthe Lycos

It’s wonderful. Very inspiring. Lâle Teoman

Exploring themes of personal identity, gender, and repression In Australian Fugue: Missing Ruth Skilbeck delivers a fast-paced psychological thriller. Jailed for life for murder, the mysterious art dealer Countess Rivers struggles to recall her forgotten identity, to remember her Self, why she went missing, and what happened. The story is told through four main voices including Sir Hugo, Ruby and Ray. Who was killed and who was the murderer?