We are so excited to be bringing award-winning Melbourne-based journalist, essayist, fiction writer and poet, Anna Krien, to Dumbo Feather HQ for special conversation about the book, Act of Grace.
We’ll gather over drinks and nibbles, toast to Anna and the book, and then sit down for a Dumbo Feather conversation with Anna, followed by questions from the audience.
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About Act of Grace
An electrifying story of fear and sacrifice, and what people will do to outrun the shadows.
Iraqi aspiring pianist Nasim falls from favour with Saddam Hussein and his psychopathic son, triggering a perilous search for safety. In Australia, decades later, Gerry is in fear of his tyrannical father, Toohey, who has returned from the Iraq War bearing the physical and psychological scars of conflict. Meanwhile, Robbie is dealing with her own father’s dementia when the past enters the present. These characters’ worlds intertwine in a brilliant narrative of guilt and reckoning, trauma and survival. Crossing the frontiers of war, protest and reconciliation, Act of Grace is a meditation on inheritance: the damage that one generation passes on to the next, and the potential for transformation.
Official book release is 1st October
Anna Krien is the author of the award-winning Night Games and Into the Woods, as well as two Quarterly Essays, Us and Them and The Long Goodbye. Her fiction and her journalism have been published widely