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Book Launch: Maggie

Readings Bookshop

Event Date: 9 February 2023

We are so pleased that Catherine Johns, author of Maggie will celebrate her novel’s release at Readings Carlton.

Balancing deceptively spare prose and descriptions of 1960s Australian life that are by turns starkly confronting and exquisitely beautiful, Maggie is the story of a complex, forbidden relationship and a woman who both loses and finds herself anew. Dreaming of breaking free from her troubled family, Maggie becomes entangled instead in a taboo relationship - first at school in the Hunter Valley, then at university in Sydney - with the older Father Nihill. As a result, Maggie's hopes of freedom and success seem thwarted. Yet exile and banishment lead her in unexpected directions.

Karen Middleton will join Johns in conversation.

This event is free to attend but bookings are essential.

Please book here.

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