A DIFFERENT KIND OF MADNESS – BY PAULINE SCHOKMAN

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Date(s) - 02/05/2019
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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Readings Bookstore

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 A DIFFERENT KIND OF MADNESS – BY PAULINE SCHOKMAN

BOOK LAUNCH

Thursday 2 May 2019
6:00pm for a 6:30pm start to 8:00pm

At Readings Bookstore
701 Glennferrie Rd, Hawthorn

ABOUT THE NOVEL
“A truly wonderful novel, rich with understanding and written with the simple clarity of
genius. “A Different Kind of Madness” is surely destined to become a classic. It is the
most satisfying novel I’ve read for a very long time.”– Alex Miller, twice winner of the Miles Franklin Award It is Friday the 25th September 1964 in Colombo and Greta van Buuren is excited about a party she is to attend, and a dress being created in her front room. She is unaware that her husband Jeff is planning their departure from Ceylon, and the day may see this in motion. Greta and Jeff are Burghers; a group of mixed racial origin, whose privileged life and position in society are ending as their newly independent nation
struggles with bitter racial divides that have resurfaced.A Different Kind of Madness explores many forms of conflict, internal and external, as Ceylon teeters on the brink of civil war and a family realise they must flee the country they love. In the leaving, ruptures
appear in their most vital relationships.

PURCHASE

Published by Aeon Books in London 2019
Now availalble to be purchased from the publisher who ships free worldwide
Also available online from Amazon and other online booksellers such as Fishpond
Available for purchase from Readings Bookstores around Melbourne
& Jeffreys Books in Malvern from April 2019
Or ask your local bookstore or library to order it in for you.
Australian Distributor – Footprint Books

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