Come one, come all to the first Broadcast Books Writer's Talk in our new location — the fascinating Cross Arts Projects Gallery in Potts Point. Enjoy an evening of wine, food and good company, and gain insights into the birth of a novel, The Secrets at Ocean's Edge, with its author, Kali Napier. It will be fun, relaxed and informative.
Wednesday, 4 April 2018
6 pm to 8 pm
The Cross Arts Projects Gallery
8 Llankelly Place, Potts Point
Just a short walk from Kings Cross station. Catch the train on the Eastern Suburbs Line from Central, Town Hall or Martin Place.
Every family has secrets that bind them together.
Lily and Ernie Hass and their daughter, Girlie, have lost almost everything in the Depression; all they have keeping their family together are their secrets. Leaving their beloved farm, they make a new start on the west coast of Australia where they begin to build a summer guesthouse. But forming new alliances with the locals isn't easy.
Into their new life wanders Lily's shell-shocked brother, Tommy, after three harrowing years on the road following his incarceration. Tommy is seeking answers that will cut to the heart of who Ernie, Lily and Girlie really are.
'One of the best books I've read this year. I absolutely loved it. Totally gripping, beautifully written, the characterisation is superb. An absolutely stunning book. I am still thinking about it.' MELISSA ASHLEY, author of The Birdman's Wife
KALI NAPIER worked in Bangladesh as an anthropologist on gender programs before working as an Aboriginal family history researcher for the Queensland government and as a Native Title anthropologist in the mid-west of Western Australia, the setting for The Secrets at Ocean's Edge. The novel was longlisted for the Bath Novel Award as was her first manuscript – also a finalist in the QWC/Hachette Australia Manuscript Development Program. Kali is currently an MPhil candidate in creative writing at the University of Queensland.