Crow Mellow

Crow Mellow

Crow Mellow

by Julian Davies

Finlay Lloyd Publishers $28 pb, 384 pp, 9780987592941

Ronnie Scott

Ronnie Scott

Ronnie Scott is a contributor to The Big Issue and The Believer, and the comics and graphic novels critic for The

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Crow Mellow, the sixth novel by Julian Davies, centres on a bush retreat where a millionaire couple gathers artists to share around ideas. From an optimistic standpoint, the retreat is a salon. Viewed differently, all parties are engaged in a status grab: artists ‘came from the cities of the east coast to score … the kudos of being there when their colleagues weren’t’. For the millionaires, collecting artists has its own benefits.

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