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Thu, Feb 28


Blarney Books and Art

In Conversation with Blaise

Join award-winning writer & publisher, Blaise van Hecke, and Jo Canham from Blarney Books & Art, as they talk about growing up on a commune during the 70s.

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In Conversation with Blaise
In Conversation with Blaise

Time & Location

Feb 28, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Blarney Books and Art, 37 James St, Port Fairy VIC 3284, Australia

About the event

In the early 1970s, a single mother and her four children find themselves alone on the east coast of New South Wales. They join the ‘Back to the Earth Movement’ at the idyllic land known as ‘Tralfamadore’. The family choose a spot on a hill bound by a river and creek, building a home using river stones and found objects. They sustain themselves on homegrown produce and fresh air.

Told in a series of ethereal vignettes, The Road to Tralfamadore is Bathed in River Water is a whimsical memoir that depicts a childhood full of both naïvety and wisdom during an era of radical social change.

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