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

Cost

Free (Includes refreshments and book signing)

Where

Bookshop

Location: 
Ground floor

When

When: 
Tuesday, 2 July, 2013
Start time: 
6:00PM
End time: 
7:30PM