Fremantle Gazette - - STREET WATCH - Pic­ture: Jon Hew­son

HIS new book might be called Bad to Worse, but au­thor Robert Ede­son is only get­ting bet­ter.

Af­ter his first novel The Weaver Fish won him the T.A.G Hunger­ford award and was also pub­lished in both the United King­dom and United States, it might be hard to fathom how Ede­son could top his suc­cess­ful first pub­li­ca­tion, but he comes pretty close with his lat­est of­fer­ing.

Set in the Ari­zona desert, a survivor pulls him­self from the wreck of a plane that crashed into the ground in a clas­si­fied zone.

It is not long be­fore he is be­ing forced to take back his ac­count that the plane hit an il­licit drone, all the while reignit­ing a cen­tury-old fam­ily feud.

Ede­son said there were some sim­i­lar­i­ties and dif­fer­ence be­tween Bad to Worse and The Weaver Fish.

“I can say that the nar­ra­tive in Bad to Worse is more lin­ear and in this re­spect it is prob­a­bly an eas­ier read,” he said.

“From a plot point of view, I would de­scribe it as a ven­detta novel, whereas The Weaver Fish is a quest novel.

“Of course, the arch-crim­i­nals dif­fer be­tween the two nov­els, in con­se­quence of be­ing dis­posed of by pro­tag­o­nist Richard Worse.

“Al­though Bad to Worse can be seen as a se­quel in many senses, it is cer­tainly a stand-alone work and in that case my hope would be that read­ers might then be in­ter­ested to seek out the first book.

“Bad to Worse is a crimead­ven­ture story with as­pects of par­ody, puz­zle, po­etry, and phi­los­o­phy.”

Bad to Worse is avail­able from www.fre­mantlepress. com.au.


Au­thor Robert Ede­son with his new novel.

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