Alice Nelson's Faithless unravels an obsessively complex love story

By Ian McFarlane
August 12 2022 - 2:00pm
  • Faithless, by Alice Nelson. Vintage Australia. $32.99.
Australian-born Alice Nelson has gathered literary gravitas since her first novel. Picture: Nicole Boenig-McGrade

Risking extravagance, I'm willing to suggest the intensity of Alice Nelson's third novel, Faithless, captures something of the tragic passion of Tolstoy's Anna Karenina.