Published by the University of Queensland Press
Vince isn’t perfect, but his love for Kaz reveals the best of him. Their coastal farm is an idyllic place to raise their two children, and Kaz ensures that life is easy and full of fun. Here, Vince can indulge both his passions – for words and for his wife.But when an unexpected event shatters their contentment, Vince isn’t ready for the responsibilities he must face.In creating the fable of the Rose Leopard – the most beautiful creature in the world – he tries to explain to his children a universe that doesn’t always make sense.”The Rose Leopard” is a compelling debut novel, a poignant and often funny tale of love, grief and the transformative power of story-telling.
Review of The Rose Leopard by ANZ LitLovers
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I’ve just read your debut novel The Rose Leopard and was most impressed. See my review here: anzlitlovers.com/2023/01/20/the-rose-leopard-2003-by-richard-yaxley/
Hi Lisa, thanks for contacting me and sending that link. I enjoyed reading your review of my long-ago novel! With respect to my writing since, I have done some adult fiction but I guess I’ve found the worlds of YA and children’s a little easier to negotiate and perhaps more in keeping with my interests and style, so they’ve been the main focus. New novel coming out in August ..
Lovely to hear this, Richard. Let me know about the new novel if you think it might be a fit with the reviews I do. (You can see my fields of interest here: anzlitlovers.com/review-comments-policy/)