Published: May 2022
Poetic Licence is a meticulously crafted literary thriller by Perth author Kevin Price. Set primarily in the port city of Fremantle, the book follows Art Lazaar – a professor of creative writing and secret agent – as he fights to save a young asylum seeker from certain death.
The novel addresses a wealth of complex issues, including institutional corruption, election campaigns, people-smuggling and homelessness, while also asking important questions about the notion of truth. Who benefits from the telling of certain truths and when is poetic licence justified?
This action-packed novel is a truly gripping read and will appeal to readers who crave an intelligent political thriller with a twist.