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Emma Viskic in-conversation with Meg Keneally
August 17, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+10
Emma Viskic’s critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, was awarded 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut (joint winner), and Readers’ Choice. Her second novel, And Fire Came Down, picks up six months after Resurrection Bay and reflects modern Australia through its diverse characters and explores themes such as the nature of family and belonging, and the grip our pasts can have on us, both good and bad.
Join Emma in conversation with Meg Keneally to celebrate the release of And Fire Came Down.
About the book;
Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic is used to meeting life head-on. Now, he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours. Depressed and struggling with PTSD, he’s stubbornly and frequently placing himself in unnecessary danger.
When a young woman is killed, after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. The trail leads Caleb back to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert, and simmering with racial tensions. As Caleb delves deeper, he uncovers secrets that could ruin any chance of reuniting with Kat, and even threaten his life. Driven by his own demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice along the way?