KYD First Book Club: Flames by Robbie Arnott

Kill Your Darlings

Event Date: 
24 July 2018
Author / Presenters: 
Robbie Arnott, Ellen Cregan

Established in 2014, the KYD First Book Club partners with local publishers to each month promote a new release debut book of fiction or non-fiction that KYD is gunning for everyone to read! For its July Book Club KYD has chosen Flames by Robbie Arnott.

‘A strange and joyous marvel.’ Richard Flanagan

A young man named Levi McAllister decides to build a coffin for his twenty-three-year-old sister, Charlotte—who promptly runs for her life. A water rat swims upriver in quest of the cloud god. A fisherman named Karl hunts for tuna in partnership with a seal. And a father takes form from fire.

The answers to these riddles are to be found in this tale of grief and love and the bonds of family, tracing a journey across the southern island that takes us full circle.

Come along to the Hill of Content bookshop to hear author Robbie Arnott discuss his debut novel with First Book Club coordinator Ellen Cregan.

Free, no booking required.