Reviews and GIVEAWAY
"You live through certain things before you understand them. You can't always take the analytical position."
By Megan Thomas It has taken me long enough, hasn't it? But I didn't want to bombard you, readers (mom), with the whole experience in one go - it's all about strategic posts, you see. Or at least, that's my story and I'm sticking to it. My final event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival…
Ryan O'Neill's 101 retellings of the Australian classic short story, The Drover's Wife by Henry Lawson.
"That's the catch about betrayal, of course: that it feels good, that there's something immensely pleasurable about moving from a complicated relationship which involves minor atrocities on both sides to a nice, neat, simple one where one person has done something so horrible and unforgivable that the other person is immediately absolved of all the low-grade sins of sloth, envy, gluttony, avarice and I forget the other three."
"I know that a choice is presenting itself. I can play the squeamish Westerner, protect the delicate flora of my intestinal tract and offend a bunch of festive animists. Or I can be another person, a different Susan – a fearless explorer embracing with open hands and open heart a strange new world."
Discussion and presentation by Anita Anand on her new book, “The Patient Assassin”, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.