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In Conversation with Larissa Behrendt - After Story
08 Jul / 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Avid Reader Bookshop, 193 Boundary St, West End / ZOOM Online

In Conversation with Larissa Behrendt - After Story

This event commences instore and online at 6.30pm (AEST)

NOTE: In registering for this event you need to include your email address.

Instore guests - 6.00 for a 6.30pm start. Limited to eighty seats. With booking an in-store ticket, your name will be on the door at Avid Reader. Please allow time to register your details at the event using the QR Reader.

Online guests - The team at Avid Reader will email the Zoom event link to you after 4.00pm AEST on the day of the event. If you have not received this information prior to the event please check your SPAM folder. Customers using BigPond email addresses, please use an alternative address or ensure that you have contacted Avid Reader directly before 6.00pm AEST on the day of the event to request the link. There have been issues in the past with BigPond addresses not receiving Avid Reader emails.

Bar open at 5.30pm - drinks available for purchase prior to and after the event.

When a mother and daughter take the overseas trip of a lifetime, they discover that the past is never quite behind them.

A moving story of going far away to find home again – a beautiful, hopeful book.’ Kate Grenville

Chelsea Watego is in-conversation with Larissa Behrendt discussing her latest novel After Story.

When Indigenous lawyer Jasmine decides to take her mother Della on a tour of England's most revered literary sites, Jasmine hopes it will bring them closer together and help them reconcile the past.

Twenty-five years earlier the disappearance of Jasmine's older sister devastated their tight-knit community. This tragedy returns to haunt Jasmine and Della when another child mysteriously goes missing on Hampstead Heath. As Jasmine immerses herself in the world of her literary idols – including Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters and Virginia Woolf – Della is inspired to rediscover the wisdom of her own culture and storytelling. But sometimes the stories that are not told can become too great to bear.

Ambitious and engrossing, After Story celebrates the extraordinary power of words and the quiet spaces between. We can be ready to listen, but are we ready to hear?