By Gerald Murnane

“The condominium of fiction,” wrote Henry James, “has . . . now not one window, yet a million.” during this, his most recent paintings, Gerald Murnane, one in all Australia’s so much acclaimed modern authors, takes those phrases as his start line, and asks: Who, precisely, are that house’s citizens, and what do they see from their respective rooms? His solution, one million home windows, is a beautiful (if unsettling) research into the glories and pitfalls of storytelling. targeting the significance of belief and the inevitability of betrayal in writing as in existence, its nested tales discover the fraught relationships among writer and reader, baby and mum or dad, boyfriend and female friend, husband and spouse. Murnane’s fiction is woven from images-the reflections of the surroundings solar on far away windowpanes, doubtless unlimited grasslands, a procession of dark-haired ladies, a clearing in a woodland, the colours indigo and silver-grey, and the mysterious loss of life of a tender woman-which construct to an emotional crescendo that's all of the extra robust for the intricacy of its patterning.

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