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James McKenzie Watson – Author Visit – Stories behind the Storyteller

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August 27 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Saturday August 27, 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Port Macquarie Library
32 Grant St
Port Macquarie, New South Wales 2444 Australia

Please join us in welcoming Australian thriller author James McKenzie Watson to our Port Macquarie library on 27 August at 10.30am.

Winner of the 2021 Penguin Literary Prize, James writes short and novel-length fiction with a focus on health and rural Australia. Denizen was informed by his upbringing in regional NSW. James co-hosts the health and writing podcast James and Ashley Stay at Home and works as a nurse.

DENIZEN

A gothic thriller exploring rural Australia’s simultaneous celebration of harsh country and stoic people – a tension that forces its inhabitants to dangerous breaking points.

On a remote property in western NSW, nine-year-old Parker fears that something is wrong with his brain. His desperate attempts to control this internal chaos spark a series of events that gallop from his control in deadly and devastating ways.

Years later, Parker, now a father himself, returns to the bushland he grew up in for a camping trip with old friends. When this reunion descends into chaos amid revelations of unresolved fear, guilt and violence, Parker must finally address the consequences of his childhood actions.

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