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Home Truths

Sat 10 Sep, 3pm

Acclaimed Australian authors Jane Caro (The Mother) and Robert Lukins (Loveland) discuss their singularly rendered novels that both tell the stories of women driven to extreme lengths while grappling with abusive men and the ineptitude of the law. In a panel event led by Ailsa Piper, they discuss the meticulous research that went into each work, how they hope to illuminate the all-too-common occurrences of family violence and coercive control, and the gripping moral dilemmas that underscore their meticulously drawn portrayals of women seeking to reclaim their power.


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