Jesse Blackadder - Sixty Seconds
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets available until 03 October 2017 6:00 PM
This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Join a Salon of emerging writers when Ashley Hay is in-conversation with Jesse Blackadder discussing her latest novel Sixty Seconds.
Inspired by the author's own family experience. The Brennans - parents Finn and Bridget, and their sons, Jarrah and Toby - have made a sea change, shifting from chilly Hobart to a sprawling purple weatherboard in subtropical Murwillumbah. Feeling like foreigners in this land of sun and surf, they are only just starting to settle when, one morning, tragedy strikes - changing their lives forever. Determined to protect his wife, Finn finds himself under the police and media spotlight. Guilty and enraged, Bridget spends her nights hunting answers in the last place imaginable. Jarrah - his innocence lost - is propelled suddenly from his teens into frightening adulthood. As all three are pushed to the limit, questions fly: Who is to blame? And what does it take to forgive? A haunting and ultimately redemptive story about forgiveness and hope.
Jesse Blackadder is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, freelance journalist and a budding screenwriter. Her novel The Raven's Heart won the Benjamin Franklin award for historical fiction (USA), and she was awarded an Antarctic Arts Fellowship for her novel Chasing the Light.
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