Amid the chaos of sweeping bushfires, Persia gives birth alone at home with tragic consequences. Traumatised and grieving, she travels north, and encounters Ahmed, a refugee fleeing deportation and his past in Pakistan. So begins a road trip to the dead heart of Australia, a journey that transcends the limits of ordinary experience.
Join author Felicity Volk and ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher MLA, who will officially launch Lightning.
Lightning was supported with funding made available by the ACT Government under the artsACT Grants Program.
Tuesday 2 July, 6pm
National Library Bookshop, free
Includes refreshments and book signing
For bookings click 'book now' below, or contact the Bookshop on 6262 1424