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Jay Carmichael: Marlo

Tue 6 Sep, 7pm

What are the limits of devotion in a world that denies your love? Jay Carmichael‘s stunning new novel Marlo follows a young gay man in 1950s Australia as he optimistically ventures from the stiflingly conservative countryside to the city, only to confront the same censorial, rigid society. But then he falls in love. Told with a sparse, poetic beauty, and complemented by archival material, articles and photos, Marlo breathes life into a joyous love story that not so long ago would have been left in the margins of Australian history. Carmichael appears in conversation with Dennis Altman.

Marlo has been selected by Melbourne booksellers for the Melbourne City Reads initiative. Melbourne City Reads is presented by the Wheeler Centre and generously supported by George and Rosa Morstyn.

In partnership with the Wheeler Centre


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