Staff Review: This Devastating Fever

This Devastating Fever
by Sophie Cunningham
Review by Alex

A deeply personal novel of lockdowns and haunting and breakdowns from renowned Australian author Sophie Cunningham. Alice is an elaborate and relatably fallible character traveling between the twin worlds of colonial Sri Lanka and contemporary plague stricken Melbourne. The ‘ghost’ mechanic may feel clunky at first but stick with it and you’ll be rewarded with a tender reflection on history and idols and loneliness.