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Tracey Farren

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SNAKE LAUNCH

Snake is here at long last!
If you’re near Kalk Bay on Thursday the 27th October, please come for a glass of wine to send this strange (and, I hope, thrilling) book off into the wilderness.

27 October • 17:30

Kalk Bay Books

Main Road, Kalk Bay

Cape Town, South Africa

RSVP: books@kalkbay.co.za

Kalk Bay Books and Modjaji Books are delighted to invite you to the launch of Snake by Tracey Farren. Snake is Tracey’s second novel, coming after Whiplash, a novel that caused quite a stir when it was published and which was short-listed for the Sunday Times Fiction Award in 2009.

Join the delightful, charismatic Sarah Lotz as she introduces Tracey Farren and talks to Tracey about Snake.

ABOUT SNAKE:

… “When the luminous stranger arrives on the farm, twelve year old Stella is convinced that Jerry has come to heal her family.

Now she tells the ‘terrible trouble’ to a tabloid journalist in an effort to save the little that is left.

The stage contains a metal wash tub, a traumatised child and a hard-hearted journalist. The script veers between love and violence, shining a naked bulb on psychosis and the preposterous ways in which people express their shame. Snake is a tabloid tale told in a young girl’s sincere, anxious voice, bringing humanity to the theatre of the insane.”

About the author:

Tracey lives in False Bay with her partner, some dogs and children of a range of ages. She has a psychology honours degree from UCT. She started out as a freelance journalist, publishing on a range of social issues before turning to fiction. In 2008, she published her first novel, Whiplash
(Modjaji Books). She won a White Ribbon award from Women Demand Dignity and Whiplash was short listed for the Sunday Times Fiction Award. Tracey then wrote Whiplash as a film script under the auspices of the National Film and Video Foundation. Snake is her second novel.

About Sarah Lotz:

Sarah is an award-winning author and scriptwriter. She has published three novels, Tooth and Nailed, Exhibit A and Pompidou Posse. She co-authored two novels, Deadlands (under the name Lily Herne with her daughter Suzannah Lotz) and The Mall (under the name S.L. Grey with Louis Greenberg).

 

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