LIVE STREAM: Meet Craig Silvey
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LIVE STREAM: Meet Craig Silvey

Date & time
Tue 24 Nov 2020
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Add to Calendar 2020-11-24 19:00 2020-11-24 20:00 Australia/Brisbane LIVE STREAM: Meet Craig Silvey <p><strong>Please note this event will be live streamed via the <a href="facebook.com/BrisbaneLibraries">Brisbane Libraries Facebook page</a>.</strong><br /><br />Late in the night, 14-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below.<br /><br />At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette.<br /><br />The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what led Sam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering, each privately commits to the impossible task of saving the other.<br /><br /><em>Honeybee </em>is a heartbreaking, life-affirming novel that throws us headlong into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots, botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular drag show.<br /><br />At the heart of <em>Honeybee </em>is Sam: a solitary, resilient young person battling to navigate the world as their true self; ensnared by loyalty to a troubled mother, scarred by the volatility of a domineering stepfather, and confounded by the kindness of new alliances.<br /><br /><em>Honeybee </em>is a tender, profoundly moving novel, brimming with vivid characters and luminous words. It's about two lives forever changed by a chance encounter -- one offering hope, the other redemption. It's about when to persevere, and when to be merciful, as Sam learns when to let go, and when to hold on.<br /><br />Join author of <em>Jasper Jones</em>, Craig Silvey in-conversation with Frances Whiting about this much anticipated novel, <em>Honeybee</em>.</p>
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Age

Young adults, Adults, Seniors

Cost

Free

Please note this event will be live streamed via the Brisbane Libraries Facebook page.Late in the night, 14-year-old Sam Watson steps onto a quiet overpass, climbs over the rail and looks down at the road far below.At the other end of the same bridge, an old man, Vic, smokes his last cigarette.The two see each other across the void. A fateful connection is made, and an unlikely friendship blooms. Slowly, we learn what led Sam and Vic to the bridge that night. Bonded by their suffering, each privately commits to the impossible task of saving the other.Honeybee is a heartbreaking, life-affirming novel that throws us headlong into a world of petty thefts, extortion plots, botched bank robberies, daring dog rescues and one spectacular drag show.At the heart of Honeybee is Sam: a solitary, resilient young person battling to navigate the world as their true self; ensnared by loyalty to a troubled mother, scarred by the volatility of a domineering stepfather, and confounded by the kindness of new alliances.Honeybee is a tender, profoundly moving novel, brimming with vivid characters and luminous words. It's about two lives forever changed by a chance encounter -- one offering hope, the other redemption. It's about when to persevere, and when to be merciful, as Sam learns when to let go, and when to hold on.Join author of Jasper Jones, Craig Silvey in-conversation with Frances Whiting about this much anticipated novel, Honeybee.

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