Author(s): Heather Rose
Please join us at Beaufort Street Books for an in-conversation event with Heather Rose on Monday 7th October at 6.30pm to discuss her explosive new novel Bruny.
Tickets are $10 and include cheese and refreshments.
About the book:
In a world where a right-wing US president has withdrawn America from the Middle East and the UN, and Daesh has a thoroughfare to the sea, even the most far-flung corners of the earth can’t escape global change.
When a bomb goes off in remote Tasmania, Astrid Coleman returns home to help her brother prepare for the upcoming election. What she doesn’t expect is the true extent of the conspiracy theories that have engulfed her community, amidst the conflict of her brother and sister—who are on opposite sides of politics.
Only on Bruny does the world seem sane.
Part political thriller, part love story, this genre-bending and prescient novel considers how far a government might go to achieve its aims. It is a searing, subversive story of family, love, loyalty and the new world order.
Heather Rose is the Australian author of eight novels, living and writing by the sea in Tasmania.
Her seventh novel The Museum of Modern Love is the internationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning story of a man’s profound connection with Marina Abramovic’s live art piece ‘The Artist is Present’. This stunning literary work was awarded the Stella Prize, the Christina Stead Prize for fiction and the Margaret Scott Prize for the best book by a Tasmanian author in 2017 alone. It was also shortlisted for the 2017 Australia Literature Society Gold Medal and the 2017 University of Queensland Fiction Book Award
Her novel The Butterfly Man was longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award, and it won the Davitt Award in 2006. Heather has also achieved global recognition for her children’s fantasy series, Tuesday McGillycuddy. She writes with Danielle Wood under the pseudonym Angelica Banks and has twice been shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards.