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Mark Nicholls

Prahran Publishing | Published : 2019

Abstract

When internationally renowned and self-confessed soloist Rachael Marlin comes to live with Holly and James in their Salon d’Art, everyone falls madly in love with her. Only Joy, a young doctor, sounds a note of caution when she sees Rachael’s effect on her fiancé, Matthew, and her potential to turn their little Salon d’Art into a large theatre of the absurd. As Joy anticipates, when Rachael’s affections and creative energies turn closer towards her instrument than to her hosts, she reveals herself to be not quite the promised protégé. Spurred on by Holly, all have to work quickly to meet the danger and construct a ménage in which art and, above-all, honour can be satisfied.

University of Melbourne Researchers

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