Crow Books will host the launch of Vogel winner Julienne van Loon’s third book Harmless at 6pm on Tuesday 2 April. Why don’t you join us? Here are a few words from Julienne.
What is your book about?
Harmless is set on a single day and tells the story of three different characters from the one blended family as they each struggle to come to terms with a recent death. The story takes place in the outer-urban fringes of Perth. As the day heats up, the sense of menace intensifies and each character enters a kind of no-man’s-land between safety and peril.
What do you hope readers will get out of it?
The story uses some ancient Buddhist morality fables as a starting point, and so the book is, in its own way, a kind of morality tale. Readers will draw their own meanings from it, but I’ve worked hard on the suspense in this narrative too, and so I hope it’s a consuming read.
Why launch it at Crow Books?
Crow Books is a fabulous independent bookshop in East Victoria Park, not far from Curtin University, and Alan Sheardown, the proprietor there, is a bit of a legend. He’s got a great collection of titles in his shop and he’s immensely knowledgeable about books and writing. He’s a great supporter of local authors as well.
William Yeoman, books editor at The West Australian, will officially launch Harmless at 6pm on Tuesday 2 April.
Where: 1/900 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park WA 6101
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 08 9430 6331
Harmless is available from all good bookstores and Fremantle Press