Meet the Author: Irma Gold

Join the Friends for their regular online Meet the Author event, this time with author Irma Gold. Irma will be talking about her acclaimed debut book, The Breaking.


Hannah Bird has just arrived in Thailand. Disoriented and out of her depth, she meets Deven, a fierce and gutsy Australian expat who sweeps her into thrilling adventures rescuing elephants. As they head deeper and deeper into the fraught world of elephant tourism, their lives become tangled in ways Hannah never imagined. But how far will they go to save a life? Hannah is about to make a critical decision from which there will be no turning back, with shattering consequences.

The Breaking is an extraordinary debut. Sharply observed and richly vivid, it is an intensely moving story about the magnetic bond between two young women and the enduring cost of animal exploitation. It is at once devastating and exhilarating, and ultimately transformative.

Bold, passionate and fierce. A plea against powerlessness and indifference. I loved every minute.'
—Karen Viggers, author of The Orchardist's Daughter

Join us for this Friends Member exclusive online Meet the Author event, where the book choice is eclectic, the guests are captivating and the company is Friendly. The event will be held live via Zoom. Bring along your thoughtful questions for this interactive online event.

To join this online event register for the event with your Friends membership number. We will send out an email prior to the event with the Zoom URL, as well as reminder emails a week, a day and an hour before the webinar with the URL to join.

Before joining, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues: (note: this is to test your connection, please ignore the webcam and audio components)

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You can order your print copy from the National Library Bookshop Friends Book Club List.

Type Book event