Almost a Mirror
Almost a Mirror unfolds like a long night out […] the novel invites reflection on the sensory possibilities of prose fiction, as well as conjuring the aesthetics of the late 20th century.
Almost a Mirror unfolds like a long night out, where you feel you live many lives from the time you leave home at 9pm until arriving home in first light, softer and transformed and a little bit in love with everything. Consciously drawing in other art forms – music and photography – the novel invites reflection on the sensory possibilities of prose fiction, as well as conjuring the aesthetics of the late 20th century. Reading Kristen Krauth’s novel is like wandering around inside a Bill Henson photograph, listening to a Nick Cave concert; Transit Lounge’s intriguing cover and overall production serve the atmosphere of the novel beautifully.
About the author
Kirsten Krauth is a writer and podcaster based in Castlemaine. Her second novel ALMOST A MIRROR, published in 2020, was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize and named by The Guardian in ’The Best 20 Australian Books of 2020’. Her ALMOST A MIRROR podcast series, inspired by the 80s pop and post-punk songs in her book, was released in September 2021, hitting #2 on the Australian Apple Music Podcast charts. A mash up of documentary and fiction, she is collaborating with musicians like Amanda Brown and Adalita on a soundtrack to the podcast. kirstenkrauth.com.au