Author Talk – Suzanne Daniel
Wagga Wagga City Library |
Tuesday 25 June – 5.30pm
From Suzanne Daniel comes an outstanding debut novel, Allegra in Three Parts, capturing 1970s Australia with warmth, humour and a distinctive voice.
Eleven-year-old Allegra shuttles between her grandmothers who live next door to one another but couldn’t be more different. Her father Rick lives in a flat out the back, trying to be a good father, while grieving the woman who links them all but whose absence tears them apart.
Allegra is left to orbit these three worlds wishing they loved her a little less and liked each other a lot more. Until one day the unspoken tragedy that’s created this division explodes within the person they all cherish most.
This novel is about the second wave of feminism, family, loss, love, friendship, surfing, and strudels, among many other things.
Suzanne Daniel is a journalist and communications consultant who has also worked for ABC TV, the Sydney Morning Herald, the United Nations, BBC (London), and in crisis management and social services.
Come and hear Suzanne in conversation with one of our library staff, discussing her journey to become an author and her brand new novel. Wine and cheese will be provided.