The Fossil Artist

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Fossil Artist weaves matters of the heart and mind into a compelling story of one family, which traverses time and place, from the East End of London in the early 1900s to great archaeological sites in Africa.
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This is a brave novel in the guise of a classic ‘whodunit’. It’s a story about what makes us human and about how we bring both love and pain to our family relationships.

Fossil Artist weaves matters of the heart and mind into a compelling story of one family, which traverses time and place, from the East End of London in the early 1900s to great archaeological sites in Africa. Powerful insights into the evolution of the human soul, of our expression of love and war, and of art and language, all emerge in this great story of our constant search for personal understanding.

Russ Codron, a well-meaning optician, has dark secrets that not even his wife has been able to dig out of him. But when he is confronted with the mummified remains of his fossil-hunter father, in the pages of the Sunday Times, the chaos of his past crashes into the stability of his present. Needing desperately to find out what really happened to his father, he begins a quest that will lead him to the very core of the biggest scientific fraud of all time – the forgery of the Piltdown Man fossils – and to a discovery what it really means to be able to love.

“A powerful story about what it means to love, beautifully woven from the strands of our collective histories and the deeply personal ones that fracture our lives. Friedman's artistry in understanding the subtleties of the human heart sings through his prose.” - Joanne Fedler

About the Author
Graeme Friedman
is a clinical psychologist and an award-winning writer whose short stories have appeared internationally. He is the author of two biographical books, Madiba’s Boys and The Piano War, and the co-editor of A Writer in Stone, an anthology of prose and poetry. He lives in Sydney with his wife and three children, all of whom share his love of stories

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Parameters of Book: Book
Author: Graeme Friedman
ISBN: 9781770099241
E-book ISBN: 9781431400669
Size (mm): 212x136mm
Pages: 312pp
format: Paperback
Colour: Black & White
Rights: World
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010-10-27