Sisters of No Mercy is a Pynchonesque odyssey from a fresh new voice in Australian literature. In this podcast, Silk talks about representations of reality in fiction, the writing process, and how to survive these days as an emerging writer.
Mega-storm Martha has wreaked havoc and it’s harder than ever to find a home. Hapless Pinky, Del – mother-hen and mentor – and the ever-resourceful and sometime sleuth Almond are members of Sisters of No Mercy. A band of vigilantes, a pack of thieves or a new wave commune, this underground network has a fresh target: heir to a mining fortune and property mogul Dirk Trench. Can these underdogs take on the establishment and win?
Vincent Silk’s zingy debut novel fuses climate fiction and hysterical realism with all the tension of a carefully planned and finely executed heist. Written with humour, stinging social observations and surprising insight, Sisters of No Mercy announces Silk as an exciting new literary voice.
Podcast Guest: Vincent Silk
Vincent Silk is a Melbourne-based writer working in fiction and non-fiction. His work has been published in the UTS Writers’ Anthology, Voiceworks, Going Down Swinging, Archer, and Seizure, among other places. In his non-fiction, he blends poetics and facts, and in his fiction he explores possibilities. Sisters of No Mercy is his first novel.
Duration: 35 mins