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Double-Wolf

Brian Castro

Double-Wolf
Hot on the heels of Pomeroy, Castro's third novel Double-Wolf was also published in 1991. It takes as its premise the fact that Sergei Wespe, Freud's famous 'Wolfman' patient, was an aspiring writer, and adept at spinning tales. Was what he told Freud 'the truth' about his neurotic condition, or did he spin out an elaborate narrative to please Freud? If the latter, where does Freud's own 'narrative' or 'discourse', psychotherapy, stand?

Based on research about the real Wolfman, Castro combines reality and imagination in a vivid tale that has the reading guessing: what is 'the truth'? At times salacious and at times outrageously funny, it questions the idea of the 'myths' that we consctruct to make sense of our world.

Winner of the 1991 Age Book of the Year
Winner of the Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction at the 1992 Victorian Premier's Literary Awards
Winner of the 1992 Victorian Premier's Prize for Innovative Writing

Brian Castro was educated at the University of Sydney and has worked in Australian, French and Hong Kong universities as a teacher and writer. He is the author of ten novels and a volume of essays on writing and culture. His novels have won a number of state and national prizes including the Australian/Vogel literary award, the Age Fiction Prize, the National Book Council Prize for Fiction, four Victorian Premier's awards, two NSW Premier's awards and the Queensland Premier's Award for Fiction. Castro was the 2014 recipient of the Patrick White Award for Literature.
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Category Literature - Fiction
Format Paperback
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Size 200 x 130 mm
ISBN 9781921013058
Extent 202 pages
Price: AU$24.95 including GST
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