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Book Chat: Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

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St Francis College, The Roscoe Library

233 Milton Road

Milton, QLD 4064

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The Roscoe Library is hosting a special book discussion around Christos Tsiolkas' new novel Damascus.

You are very welcome to join our discussion! For catering and set-up purposes, please register (via this site). We are looking forward to a very interesting book chat!

What? Book chat
Where? Roscoe Library
When? Tuesday 3 March 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
How? Facilitated discussion / Drinks & nibbles provided
Who? Marian, Eve, Kay ... you?


The Rev'd Canon Dr Marian Free's PhD from the University of Queensland is entitled Eschatology in Paul: The New Age Revisited. As such, we thought that Marian would be an ideal person to facilitate a discussion around this recent novel!

"Christos Tsiolkas' stunning new novel Damascus is a work of soaring ambition and achievement, of immense power and epic scope, taking as its subject nothing less than events surrounding the birth and establishment of the Christian church. Based around the gospels and letters of St Paul, and focusing on characters one and two generations on from the death of Christ, as well as Paul (Saul) himself, Damascus nevertheless explores the themes that have always obsessed Tsiolkas as a writer: class, religion, masculinity, patriarchy, colonisation, exile; the ways in which nations, societies, communities, families and individuals are united and divided - it's all here, the contemporary and urgent questions, perennial concerns made vivid and visceral.

In Damascus, Tsiolkas has written a masterpiece of imagination and transformation: an historical novel of immense power and an unflinching dissection of doubt and faith, tyranny and revolution, and cruelty and sacrifice." ~ Publisher's description

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