The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age ‘Pick of the Week’ for 14-15 November 2020
An Australian Book Review Book of the Year for 2020
- Purchase a copy through Amazon, Book Depository, or Brio Books.
- Read my essay on the ethical compromises of first-person narrative in Areo.
- Read my research notes at Necessary Fiction.
- Read my overview of what I was reading during the redrafting process at Meanjin.
Praise for At the Edge of the Solid World
Daniel Davis Wood is one of those surprisingly rare writers whose prose style and powers of observation do justice to each other. … One of the best things about this novel is the way it makes us think about the relationship between personal tragedies and human catastrophes on a grand scale.— Kerryn Goldsworthy, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age
Utterly original… a detailed study in grief and empathy. This beautifully written novel places individual and personal human grief in the context of various massive-scale real-life tragedies, tacitly making the argument that the former is not diminished by the latter.— Australian Book Review Books of the Year
A significant literary achievement. … A powerful and deeply intelligent novel that probes the extremes of human experience, a text about which you’ll be thinking for a long time to come.— Jeff Sparrow, The Saturday Paper
A beautiful, formally ambitious and wrenching book about mourning and empathy — a wonderful follow-up to Blood and Bone.— Adam Rivett, The Monthly
An artful portrayal of strong emotion, and of the functions and limitations of various kinds of empathy…— Shannon Burns
Beautifully written, delving into grief and the way it fractures people’s lives…— Michael Livingston, Goodreads