Matt Nable: Faces in the Clouds

Double trouble

Angela Meyer

 

Faces in the Clouds
by Matt Nable
Viking, $29.95 pb, 398 pp, 9780670073443

 

Faces in the Clouds begins with a drunken soldier arriving at a hospital in which his second son is fighting for breath. The struggle of the soldier’s twin sons, Stephen and Lawrence, continues throughout the novel, from their vividly described early years in an army barracks to their lives as young adults.

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Published in June 2011 no. 332
Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer is a Melbourne-based writer and reviewer, and the literary blogger for Crikey. She is a doctoral candidate in the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney, and a former acting editor of Bookseller+Publisher magazine. Her reviews, stories, and articles have appeared in many publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald, Bookslut, AntiTHESIS, Mascara Literary Review, Cordite Poetry Review, Wet Ink, Southerly, Hecate, The Lifted Brow, and Torpedo Greatest Hits.


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