Raising the hat

Alice Nelson’s third novel
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August 2022, no. 445
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Faithless by Alice Nelson

Vintage, $32.99 pb, 312 pp

Raising the hat

Alice Nelson’s third novel
by
August 2022, no. 445
Alice Nelson (photograph by Nicole Boenig-McGrade/Penguin)
Alice Nelson (photograph by Nicole Boenig-McGrade/Penguin)

Faithless is the third novel by West Australian writer Alice Nelson. Her first, The Lost Sky (2008), saw her named Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist, and her second, The Children’s House (2018), attracted widespread critical acclaim. All three explore themes of trauma, displacement, memory, and love. Nelson, many of whose family migrated here from Europe, once pondered in a 2019 interview with Brenda Walker at the Centre for Stories whether writers write to ‘heal some kind of loss’ and whether for her ‘it began with that sense of loss of homeland, loss of culture and country that ran through my family’.

Nicole Abadee reviews 'Faithless' by Alice Nelson

Faithless

by Alice Nelson

Vintage, $32.99 pb, 312 pp

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