July 2014 Fiction & Entertainment Lead Titles

Claustrophobia Tracy Ryan

Tracy Ryan

Paperback | Jul 2014 | Transit Lounge | 9781921924729 | 240pp | 234x153mm | GEN | AUD$29.95, NZD$34.99

Claustrophobia is the taut, compelling story of a young Perth wife who sets about to protect her husband by stalking his ex-lover, but unexpectedly falls into a passionate affair and a world of lies. In a novel that possesses the dark wit, psychological insight and narrative momentum of a Patricia Highsmith, Tracy Ryan captures the disturbing elements that sometimes lurk beneath the surface of a marriage. The realities of obsessive attachment and social isolation are explored through a deft and thought-provoking look at a complex  personality and a plot that twists its page-turning way into our psyche.