Fever of Animals

Author(s): Miles Allinson


"For nearly five years I have wanted to write something about the surrealist painter Emil Bafdescu: about his paintings, one of which hangs in a little restaurant in Melbourne, and about his disappearance, which is still a mystery. But this is probably not going to be the book I imagined. Nothing has quite worked out the way I planned."

With the small inheritance he received upon his father's death, Miles has come to Europe on the trail of the Romanian surrealist, who disappeared into a forest in 1967. But in trying to unravel the mystery of Bafdescu's secret life, Miles must also reckon with his own. Faced with a language and a landscape that remain stubbornly out of reach, and condemned to wait for someone who may never arrive, Miles is haunted by thoughts of his ex-girlfriend, Alice, and the trip they took to Venice that ended their relationship.

Uncanny, occasionally absurd, and utterly original, Fever of Animals is a beautifully written meditation on art and grief.



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Winner of Victorian Premier's Literary Award - Unpublished Manuscript 2014.

General Fields

  • : 9781925106824
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : Scribe Publications
  • : August 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Miles Allinson
  • : Paperback
  • : 915
  • : 272