Book Launch – Karen Zelas, Past Perfect

It’s that time of year again – book launch season!

Christchurch writer Karen Zelas is launching her first novel, “Past Perfect”, at The Twisted Hop at 5.30 pm on May 3rd (Monday).

From the official blurb:

Past Perfect is a story of love and loss, prejudice and resolution, as well as the search for selfhood. Set in modern-day Christchurch, the backdrop of the 1840 French settlement of Akaroa, with its established Maori community, enriches this novel with the diversity and complexity that make up our past.

Prompted by a brush with mortality, her children approaching adulthood and the relationship with her husband being tested, Sue Spencer embarks on a search for meaning in her life, for a better sense of who she might be. Her quest takes her to Akaroa, to France and back, tracking her genealogy, but her discoveries are unexpected and place further pressure on strained family relationships.

Copies will be available at the launch for the special price of $25 (rrp is $29.99).
RSVP by April 26th to: k underscore zelas at ihug dot co dot nz.

It should be a good launch – the book itself sounds intriguing, and Karen is a very good writer (the current fiction editor for Takahe). Plus events at the Twisted Hop are always fun!

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