The Colour of Things Unseen (Paperback)

By Annee Lawrence

Aurora Metro Books, 9781912430178, 300pp.

Publication Date: September 17, 2019

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When Adi leaves his village in Indonesia to take up an art scholarship in Australia, he arrives in the bewildering Sydney art world, determined to succeed. Following his first solo exhibition at a chic art gallery, Adi dares to reveal his true feelings for his spirited friend, Lisa, and a passionate relationship unfolds. But will their differing expectations of one another drive them apart? A deeply felt love story between people -- of different nations, cultures and religions -- and the unseen impact of local and global events on individual lives.

About the Author

Annee Lawrence is an Australian writer who has an interest in exploring cross-cultural connection, and the way identity shape shifts in an unfamiliar place and culture. Her debut novel, The Colour of Things Unseen, is set in Sydney and Central Java. She was recently invited to talk at Ubud Writers festival about her work. She is also a tutor in literary and cultural studies at Western Sydney University and has published articles in New Writing, Hecate and Cultural Studies Review.