One feels greatly conflicted while reading The Ottoman Motel. While Christopher Currie’s début novel certainly shows promise, it would have benefited from further editorial development prior to publication.
Laurie Steed reviews 'The Ottoman Hotel' by Christopher Currie
The Ottoman Motel
by Christopher Currie
Text Publishing, $32.95 pb, 320 pp, 9781921758164
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Laurie Steed is the author of You Belong Here, published in March 2018. His fiction has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Award Winning Australian Writing, The Age, Meanjin, Westerly, Island, and elsewhere. He is a recipient of fellowships from The University of Iowa, The Baltic Writing Residency, The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation, The Katharine Susannah Prichard Foundation, and The Fellowship of Writers (Western Australia). He lives in Perth, Western Australia with his wife and two young sons.
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