Dorothy Porter's The Monkey's Mask is stunning: a novel written entirely in poetry that is almost impossible to put down. Even if you usually run a mile at the sight of poetry, you're likely to find this book irresistable.
Dorothy Porter's The Monkey's Mask is stunning: a novel written entirely in poetry that is almost impossible to put down. Dorothy's heroine is a lesbian private detective, who uncovers as much about herself as the mystery as the novel progresses. Set in Sydney and the Blue Mountains, The Monkey's Mask is rich with Australian idioms and imagery. It's also, very simply, a great mystery tale and a great read.
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Porter's awards include The Age Book of the Year for poetry, the National Book Council Award for The Monkey's Mask and the FAW Christopher Brennan Award for poetry
For other people named Dorothy Porter, see Dorothy Porter (disambiguation). Dorothy Featherstone Porter (1954-03-26)26 March 1954 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Porter's awards include The Age Book of the Year for poetry, the National Book Council Award for The Monkey's Mask and the FAW Christopher Brennan Award for poetry. Two of her verse novels were shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award: What a Piece of Work in 2000 and Wild Surmise in 2003. In 2000, the film The Monkey's Mask was made from her verse novel of the same name.
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The Monkey's Mask is an international co-production 2000 thriller film directed by Samantha Lang. Porter plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect (McGillis) in the disappearance of a young woman. The film is based on the verse novel of the same name by Australian poet Dorothy Porter. A young woman called Mickey (Abbie Cornish) reads a poem to an audience at a bar. When she leaves, she gets into an unseen person's car.
Dorothy Porter's cycle of poems tells a quintessential noir tale, that of PI Jill Fitzpatrick and her headlong fall into a. .Whether The Monkey's Mask does that is largely irrelevant; as crime novels go, it's none the less transcendent. Serpent's Tail, pounds . 9.
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Dorothy passed away in December 2008 at the age of 54. "The Monkey's Mask" is a totally unique experience. item 1 The Monkey's Mask by Dorothy Porter Paperback Book Free Shipping!
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Dorothy Porter, who has died aged 54 of breast cancer, once said that far too much Australian poetry is "a dramatic cure for .
Dorothy Porter, who has died aged 54 of breast cancer, once said that far too much Australian poetry is "a dramatic cure for insomnia". Porter's flamboyant work was never guilty of that, indeed her fellow poet and countryman David Malouf said that Porter's vitality and grasp of life was everywhere visible: "I think you see that in the way she made her poetry work, in very spare tight verse. she had enormous energy. In a recent interview she said: "The Monkey's Mask - the book for which I couldn't even find a publisher - suddenly becomes a film, a play, and the BBC has just done a radio dramatisation of it in London.
The Monkey's Mask is a totally unique experience. Dorothy Porter's internationally bestselling verse novel holds you in its grip from the first verse paragraph to the final haunting pages. It's a crime thriller. It's where high art meets low life, passion meets betrayal, and poetry faces profanity on the streets of a harsh modern city. The Monkey's Mask won the Age Book of the Year for Poetry in 1994, the National Book Council Award for Poetry and the Braille Book of the Year. It has been adapted for stage and radio and adapted for film.