Avid Reader Bookshop / Online
Launch of The Burnished Sun by Mirandi Riwoe
From the award-winning author of Stone Sky Gold Mountaincome these superbly crafted stories that explore the inner lives of those who are often ignored or misunderstood.
We follow a migrant mother who yearns to feel welcomed at a kids’ party in a local park; a young skateboarder caught between showing loyalty and being accepted; and an Indonesian maid working far from home who longs for the son she’s left behind. Bookending this collection are two stunning novellas: Annah the Javanese re-imagines the world of one of Paul Gauguin’s models in nineteenth-century Paris, while the highly acclaimed The Fish Girl reworks a classic W. Somerset Maugham story from the perspective of a young Indonesian woman.
With rich emotional insight and a light touch, these wide-ranging stories reveal hidden desires and human fragility.
Date: Friday 1 April
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Venue: Avid Reader Bookshop, West End or Zoom online
Please note: In registering for this event you need to include your email address. In-store: 6:00pm for a 6:30pm start. Limited to eighty seats. Online: Avid Reader will email the Zoom event link to you after 4.00pm AEST on the day of the event.