Jane Sullivan reviews 'The Seaglass Spiral' by Alan Gould

Jane Sullivan reviews 'The Seaglass Spiral' by Alan Gould

The Seaglass Spiral

by Alan Gould

Finlay Lloyd Publishers, $28 pb, 299 pp, 9780977567751

In his Introduction to The Seaglass Spiral, Finlay Lloyd reveals that an earlier version of this novel won an award for ‘best rejected manuscript’. It is a curiously back-handed compliment for a publisher to pay his author, and it is typical of an Introduction that seems cautious, even diffident, about its product.

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Jane Sullivan

Jane Sullivan

Jane Sullivan has been a print journalist in Britain and Australia for more than forty years. Her column about books and writing, ‘Turning Pages’, appears every Saturday in The Age. Her latest novel is Little People (2011).

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