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Meet Simon Cleary - Sunnybank Hills Library

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Sunnybank Hills Library

Sunnybank Hills Shoppingtown

661 Compton Road

Sunnybank Hills, QLD 4109

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When Brigadier James Phelan returns from Afghanistan with the body of a young soldier killed under his command, he is traumatised by the tragedy. An encounter with young Sydney tattoo artist Kira leaves him with a permanent tribute to the soldier, but it is a meeting that will change the course of his life. What he isn’t expecting is a campaign of retribution from the soldiers who blame him for the ambush and threaten his career. With his marriage also on the brink, his life spirals out of control.

Years later, Phelan is surprised when Kira re-enters his life seeking refuge from her own troubles and with a young son in tow. She finds a way to help him make peace with his past, but she is still on the run from her own. Meet author Simon Cleary as he discusses his new book The War Artist, a timely and compelling novel about the legacy of war, the power of art and the possibility of redemption.

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

This event is presented as part of the Lord Mayor’s Writers in Residence series.

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