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Blackwell's to host author Angela Meyer at book launch

22 Aug 2019

The author will talk about her debut novel 'A Superior Spectre' on Wednesday, 28 August

Blackwell's on University Green will welcome Angela Meyer, where she'll be talking about her debut novel 'A Superior Spectre' with Jane Bradley, founder and director of For Books' Sake.

About the book:

Jeff is dying. Haunted by memories and grappling with shame, he runs away to a remote part of Scotland with a piece of beta tech that allows him to enter the mind of someone in the past. Instructed to only use it three times, Jeff - self-indulgent, isolated and deteriorating - ignores this advice.

In the late 1860s, Leonora lives in the Scottish Highlands, surrounded by nature. Contemplating the social conventions that bind her, her contented life and a secret romantic friendship with the local laird are interrupted when her father sends her to stay with her aunt in Edinburgh. But Leonora's ability to embrace her new life is shadowed by a dark presence that begins to lurk behind her eyes, and strange visions.

'A Superior Spectre' is a novel about curiosity, entitlement and manipulation. It reminds us that the scariest ghosts aren't the ones that go bump in the night, but those that are born and create a place for themselves in the human soul.

About the author:

Angela Meyer is an exciting new talent: a debut novelist whose short stories have been published in Best Australian Stories, Island, The Big Issue, The Australian, The Lifted Brow and Killings. By day she works as a commissioning editor for Echo, an imprint of Bonnier Publishing Australia, where she has identified and published international bestsellers including The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

Tickets are free but please register your interest in advance.