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The Garden of Sorrows
In this book, fourteen mesmerizing fables - and the etchings they inspired - draw us back to our origins in a garden of sorrow and exile, death and renewal, beauty and melancholy. John Hughes re-imagines a series of fables in which Australian animals take on human qualities, as thief and actor, warrior and poet, farmer and merchant. These are reverse fables - in the way ...more
Hardcover, 133 pages
Published October 2nd 2013 by University of Western Australia Press
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The Garden of Sorrows is an astonishing collaboration between two creators: the award-winning John Hughes and the artist Marco Luccio. The book is a collection of fourteen fables that invert Aesop’s Fables and their successors, taking the reader back to the beginnings of time when the world was in a state of flux and animals were yet to acquire the human qualities that we associate with them. The fables are about New World fauna: the crocodile, platypus, lyrebird, turtle, possum, albatross and ...more