Libri Lounge: The Wish Child
It’s been 13 years since award-winning author Catherine Chidgey released a new book.
Her fourth novel, The Wish Child, follows the lives of two families in Hitler’s Germany during World War II and is narrated by a mysterious figure.
While the Nazi atrocities happen off the page, this novel shows how ordinary people were swayed by obscene rhetoric and far-fetched lies.
It sounds all too familiar.
Known for her exquisite prose from In a Fishbone Church and Golden Deeds, Catherine’s latest offering has already been widely celebrated by reviewers.
“The Wish Child reminds us with grace and understated wisdom of a need to strive for universal good. I ached as I read. This novel is unmissable.” – The Sunday Star Times.
To the point: Celebrated author/first book in years/families in Nazi Germany/mysterious narrator/new mum/writing lecturer/exquisite prose.
Sun, Sep 3, 2pm