Podcast: Behind The Headlines with Chloe Hooper

Podcast: Behind The Headlines with Chloe Hooper

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This week Cheryl Akle is joined by award-winning writer Chloe Hooper to discuss her new book, The Arsonist – a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers. Together they discuss the immense research that Chloe conducted to write the book, and what The Arsonist reveals about Australian society and culture.

Podcast guest: Chloe Hooper

Chloe Hooper’s The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (2008) won the Victorian, New South Wales, West Australian and Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards, as well as the John Button Prize for Political Writing, and a Ned Kelly Award for crime writing. She is also the author of two novels, A Child’s Book of True Crime and The Engagement.

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                    Publisher details

                    The Arsonist
                    Author
                    Sue Miller
                    Publisher
                    Bloomsbury
                    Genres
                    Fiction, Thriller
                    Released
                    01 July, 2015
                    ISBN
                    9781408857229

                    Synopsis

                    Fleeing the end of an affair, and troubled by the feeling that she belongs nowhere after working in East Africa for fifteen years, Frankie Rowley comes home to the small New Hampshire town of Pomeroy and the farmhouse where her family has always summered. On her first night back, a house up the road burns to the ground. Is it an accident?Over the weeks that follow, as Frankie comes to recognise her father's slow failing and her mother's desperation, and she tentatively gets to know the new owner of the local newspaper, another house burns, and then another. These frightening events open the deep social fault lines in the town and raise questions about how and where one ought to live, and what it really means to lead a fulfilling life.
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