A young man out poaching. A beautiful maiden in a mysterious house. A perilous voyage to distant islands.
A literary sensation from New Zealand, Mr. Allbones’ Ferrets introduces a stunning new writer to American readers. The winner of numerous literary awards in New Zealand, Fiona Farrell is poised to capture a whole new continent of fans with this latest book.
A chance encounter one night introduces our hero, Walter Allbones, to the beautiful Eugenia and her grandfather, Pitford, a natural scientist and collector of rare birds. Allbones is a ferret whisperer, so to speak, and Pitford recruits him to collect a bunch of ferrets for export.
Within months of their meeting, the three embark upon a perilous voyage that will produce most dramatic and unexpected results. Mr. Allbones’ Ferrets is an enchanting novel with a tender, unusual, and completely unforgettable love story at its center.
Raves for Fiona Farrell
“A tender-hearted love story . . . May well be the most richly olfactory novel I’ve ever read. Fiona Farrell is about to have a lot of fans in America.”
- Matthew Sharpe, author of The Sleeping Father and Jamestown, on Mr. Allbones' Ferrets
“A fun and lighthearted romance--with lots of ferrets.”
- Publishers Weekly on Mr. Allbones' Ferrets
“A brilliant new novel. Prose this skillful deserves an international reputation . . . real intellectual bite.”
- Sunday Star-Times on Mr. Allbones’ Ferrets
“The richness—of both theme and language--imbues it with sometimes startingly sensual imagery . . . creates characters and worlds you utterly believe in.”
- The New Zealand Herald
“Smart and sweet and a very good read. Mr. Allbones’ Ferrets is a book that won’t be put down.”
- The Dominion Post, Book of the Week
“History, contemporary angst, and a dash of the miraculous--a rich mix.”
- Otago Daily Times