‘Preservation’ on Melbourne Cup Long Weekend: 7.30pm Sunday 4th November
Join author Jock Serong who will be speaking with Mark Smith (The Road to Winter) about his spellbinding new novel Preservation, based on the true story of 1797 wreck of the Sydney Cove and it’s sinister aftermath.
Free event with complimentary wine
RSVP essential with mobile contact details please
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More about Preservation:
1797. On a beach not far from the isolated settlement of Sydney, a fishing boat picks up three shipwreck survivors, distressed and terribly injured. They have walked hundreds of miles across a landscape whose features-and inhabitants-they have no way of comprehending. They have lost fourteen companions along the way. Their accounts of the ordeal are evasive.It is Lieutenant Joshua Grayling?s task to investigate the story. Gradually he comes to realise that those fourteen deaths were contrived by one calculating mind. And as the full horror of the men?s journey emerges, he begins to wonder whether the ruthless killer now at large in the infant colony poses a danger to his own family.
Jock Serong is the author of Quota, winner of the 2015 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, and of The Rules of Backyard Cricket, shortlisted for the 2017 Victorian Premier?s Award for Fiction, finalist of the 2017 MWA Edgar Awards for Best Paperback Original, and finalist of the 2017 INDIES Adult Mystery Book of the Year; and On the Java Ridge, shortlisted for the 2018 Indie Awards.
Mark Smith lives on Victoria’s Surf Coast where he writes and runs outdoor education programs for young adults. His writing has won a number of awards and has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Review of Australian Fiction and the Big Issue. He is the author of The Road to Winter and Wilder Country. He won Best YA author in 2018 for the prestigious ABIA (Australian Book Industry Awards).