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Offsite Event: Favel Parrett 'There Was Still Love'

  • Broadbeach Library 61 Sunshine Boulevard Mermaid Waters QLD 4218 Australia (map)

Join us on Wednesday evening for an Author Talk with Favel Parrett, the critically acclaimed Australian storyteller, and hear her speak about the process of researching and writing her new incredible novel There Was Still Love. Favel Parrett’s new bestseller is a profoundly moving novel that shifts between Prague and Melbourne to tell a tender and heartfelt story of memory, family and love.

Doors open at 6.00pm for a 6.30pm start. The talk will go for approximately an hour and will include a reading from Favel’s new book as well as a facilitated audience Q&A. All of Favel’s books will be available for purchase at the event.

This is a free event, however registrations are required. Please contact our BOOK FACE Pacific Fair store to register your interest HERE or call them directly on 07 5592 1700.

About There Was Still Love:

The profoundly moving new novel from the critically acclaimed and Miles Franklin shortlisted author of Past the Shallows and When the Night Comes. A tender and masterfully told story of memory, family and love.

Prague, 1938: Eva flies down the street from her sister. Suddenly a man steps out, a man wearing a hat. Eva runs into him, hits the pavement hard. His hat is in the gutter. His anger slaps Eva, but his hate will change everything, as war forces so many lives into small, brown suitcases.

Prague, 1980: No one sees Ludek. A young boy can slip right under the heavy blanket that covers this city - the fear cannot touch him. Ludek is free. And he sees everything. The world can do what it likes. The world can go to hell for all he cares because Babi is waiting for him in the warm flat. His whole world.

Melbourne, 1980: Mala Li ka's grandma holds her hand as they climb the stairs to their third floor flat. Inside, the smell of warm pipe tobacco and homemade cakes. Here, Mana and Bill have made a life for themselves and their granddaughter. A life imbued with the spirit of Prague and the loved ones left behind.

Favel Parrett's deep emotional insight and stellar literary talent shine through in this love letter to the strong women who bind families together, despite dislocation and distance. It is a tender and beautifully told story of memory, family and love. Because there is still love. No matter what.