River of Snake
Written by Chris McLeod
When the boy who will be Gabriel Goodchild arrives by train in the town of K. Mother is sure he is an angel. She has been promised. And angels and snakes and unstoneable crows are favoured by K.’s unusual air …
As slippery as the multitude of snakes which infests the dreams and streets of K., as darkly funny as the unstoneable crows which slow-flap through K.’s unusual air, as strange and familiar as angels, River of Snake defies the various gravities of time, belief, memory and the Great Australian Novel. A stunning debut, River of Snake is that rare thing: a highly individual and original first novel that delivers the goods.