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Author talk: Meet Ben Hobson - Chermside Library

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375 Hamilton Road

Chermside, QLD 4032

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Set around Moreton Island and Noosa in 1961, To Become a Whale is an extraordinarily vivid and haunting novel that is featured in this year’s edition of Brisbane City Council Libraries’ Top 40 Bookclub Reads.

It tells the story of 13 year old Sam Keogh, whose mother has died. Sam has to learn how to live with his silent, hitherto absent father, who decides to make a man out of his son by taking him to work at Tangalooma, then the largest whaling station in the southern hemisphere. What follows is a devastatingly beautiful story of a gentle boy trying to make sense of the terrible reality of whaling and the cruelty and alienation of his new world, the world of men.

Join Ben Hobson as he talks about the themes and stories behind his novel, To Become a Whale.

Books will be available for purchase on the night, or bring your copy from home for Ben to sign.

Presented as part of the Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence series.

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