Fury : A modern-day Alice steps through the looking-glass to Paris,1793...
'Alice looked at herself in the red-and-yellow striped dress, the flat boots, the white collar and neckscarf, and inhaled a faint sweet odour that lingered in it. It was the smell of time...' Olympe de Gouges, known as 'Fury', was actress, playwright and outspoken critic of the Great Men of the French Revolution. Two hundred years later, Alice is to play the role of Olympe in a theatre production. Fascinated by their physical similarity and by their spiritual affinity, Alice embarks on her own crusade to rescue Olympe from the undeserved obscurity of a footnote to the French Revolution. Follow this modern day Alice as she passes through another kind of looking-glass. As past and present intertwine, Alice finds herself drawn back into the turmoil of revolutionary France. Does she have the power to save Fury from the guillotine? FINALIST, MILES FRANKLIN AWARD, AGE BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD.
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 152 x 229 x 17mm | 426g
- 30 Jul 2014
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
About Maurilia Meehan
Maurilia Meehan won the State of Victoria Short Story Award, and was a finalist in The Australian Vogel, Adelaide Festival, Braille, The Age and Miles Franklin Awards. Fury was a finalist for both The Miles Franklin Award and The Age Book of the Year award. After a respectable career on the literary straight and narrow, she has now turned to noir humour mysteries, with The Bad Seed and Madame Bovary's Haberdashery. More at www.mauriliameehan.com