The Fur

Written by Nathan Hobby


Michael Sullivan comes of age on the eve of the new millennium in a small country town in the fur-ravaged western third of Australia. The fur infestation began before he was born: it was always there. Like jungle reclaiming an abandoned city, black plumes of fur burst open cracks in the concrete and soar menacingly over derelict buildings. The state is strictly quarantined from the rest of the country and Michael’s burning desire to escape is matched only by his zeal to stay and play his part in making a better world. Which is it to be — escape or revolution?


T.A.G. Hungerford Award (Winner 2003)

ISBN 9781920731014 (Paperback)
Formats B Format (198 x 128mm) (Paperback)
Categories Young Adult
T.A.G. Hungerford Winners
Award Winning
Pages 288
Publication Year 2004
Edition 1st
Publisher Fremantle Press
Rights World
  • Nathan hobby

    Nathan Hobby

    Nathan Hobby was born in 1981 and grew up in country Western Australia. He spent his teens writing bad science fiction and started The Fur a few days after finishing high school. In 1999 he moved to the city to study, starting a Law Degree before changing direction and eventually graduating with an Arts Degree in 2002. He lives in the hills out of Perth and works in a public library. He is a Christian dissident in the Anabaptist tradition, likes ruins and distrusts conformity. Read more