New Books: Condon's The Trout Opera

Australia’s The Courier-Mail delivers this wonderful excerpt from Matthew Condon’s upcoming novel The Trout Opera, to be published by Random House Australia. The excerpted chapter tells the story of how a gift of flies gives birth to an idea for an unusual children’s opera. “It was a ritual. A way his father could be there in the morning with Wilfred, by the river, without being there. And it was the gamble of the flies. An operational strategy, taking into account time of day, cloud, wind, water flow, shadow. They huddled together, a war cabinet.”

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