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The Silence of Water – Sharron Booth

9 August @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am


It’s the turn of the century when Fan’s mother, Agnes, announces the family is moving to Western
Australia to take care of Agnes’s father – a man they’ve never spoken of before now.
Resentful of her mother’s decision to move, Fan forms an alliance with her grandfather, Edwin
Salt, a convict transported to Australia in 1861. As she listens to memories of his former life in
England, Fan starts snooping around the house, rifling through Edwin’s belongings in an attempt
to fill the gaps in his stories. But the secrets Fan uncovers will test the family’s fragile bonds
forever, and force Edwin into a final reckoning with the brutality of his past.

Sharron Booth has worked as a professional writer for more than 25 years. She has a PhD in
Creative Writing and her creative work has been published in Southerly, LiNQ, The Australian and
broadcast on ABC Radio. Her first novel, The Silence of Water, was shortlisted for the 2020 City
of Fremantle Hungerford Award for an unpublished manuscript.


9 August
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Nedlands Library
60-64 Stirling Hwy
Nedlands, WA 6009 Australia
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9273 3644
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