Annaleese Jochems - Baby
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets available until 05 March 2019 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 Chloe Cooper is in-conversation with award-winning New Zealand author Annaleese Jochems for the launch of her debut novel Baby.
"Sultry, sinister, hilarious and demented, Baby blazes with intelligence and murderous black humour. Heavenly Creatures for a new generation." Eleanor Catton, author of the Man Booker prize-winning The Luminaries
‘Cynthia can understand how Anahera feels just by looking at her body.’
Cynthia is twenty-one, bored, and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away and buy ‘Baby’, an old boat docked in a beautiful bay, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But strange events on an empty island turn their life together in a different direction.
Baby is a sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape by one of the most exciting new voices in New Zealand fiction.
Annaleese Jochems grew up in Northland. She won the 2016 Adam Prize from the International Institute of Modern Letters and the 2018 Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction for Baby, which is her first book.
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