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Filip Vukašin emerges as a major new talent in contemporary Australian fiction with Modern Marriage, a compelling domestic drama that will be LOVED by fans of Liane Moriarty and Christos Tsiolkas.

Ever the high achiever, Filip wrote the first draft of his debut novel on his phone during lunch breaks from his work as a doctor. The result is a scintillating escapist read that draws from Filip’s real-life experiences as a doctor, cosmetic surgeon and gay man, set against the backdrop of the turbulent 2017 same-sex marriage plebiscite.

From Australia’s most exciting new author, Modern Marriage will cause you to question what lies beneath the appearance of perfection.



The story

The novel follows Klara, whose life appears to be perfect – from her boutique cosmetic clinic to her svelte physique, and from her modern home in Melbourne’s coveted inner east to Dante, her adoring husband with movie-star good looks. And if all goes to plan, she and Dante will soon have a perfect baby too.

Then one phone call shatters it all: Dante’s in a coma, after being discovered unconscious in a gay sauna. Suddenly Klara’s perfect life begins to spiral dangerously out of control as her husband’s secrets disrupt everything she thought she knew about love, marriage and family.


Filip Vukašin talks about 'Modern Marriage'

Filip Vukašin is a doctor who works in a range of positions in Sexual Health, Cosmetic Medicine and General Practice. He enjoys reading, swimming and listening to Lana Del Ray, and lives in Melbourne with his husband and three young children.




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