Sunday 18th August 2019
36 Fraser St Clunes VIC 3370

Author Peggy Frew

Chair  Louise Permezel

A stunning literary novel from the author of the Stella Prize shortlisted Hope Farm.

There was a house on a hill in the city and it was full of us, our family, but then it began to empty. We fell out. We made a mess. We draped ourselves in blame and disappointment and lurched around, bumping into each other. Some of us wailed and shouted; some of us barely made a sound. None of us was listening, or paying attention. And in the middle of it all you, very quietly, were gone. 

Helen and John are too preoccupied with making a mess of their marriage to notice the quiet ways in which their daughters are suffering. Junie grows up brittle and defensive, Anna difficult and rebellious. 

When fifteen-year-old Anna fails to come home one night, her mother’s not too worried; Anna’s taken off before but always returned. Helen waits three days to report her disappearance. 

But this time Anna doesn’t come back … 

Peggy Frew’s first novel, House of Sticks, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript by an Emerging Victorian Writer, and was shortlisted for the UTS Glenda Adams Prize for New Writing. Hope Farm, her second novel, won the Barbara Jefferis Award, was shortlisted for the Stella Prize and the Miles Franklin Literary Award, and longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award. She has been published in New Australian Stories 2Kill Your DarlingsMeanjin and The Big Issue. Peggy is also a member of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Melbourne band Art of Fighting. Islandsis her third novel.

Join us on the 18th of August to hear author Peggy Frew in conversation with Louise Permeze at 2pm in The Warehouse, 36 Fraser Street, Clunes.

Some Listening 

Peggy Frew Review on ABC Book Show
Peggy Frew discusses Islands
Peggy Frew On Writing Fiction

August BOS will be held at The Warehouse, 36 Fraser St, Clunes 3370.
The event is FREE but books will be available for purchase and signing.