Victoria Carless - The Dream Walker
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Where the Wild Things Are
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Join Victoria Carless as she discusses her new young adult novel The Dream Walker, her writing process and gives writing advice.
Sixteen-year-old Lucy Hart has been counting the days till she can get the hell out of Digger’s Landing – a small Queensland fishing hamlet home to fifteen families, a posse of mongrel dogs, and Parkers Corner Store (no apostrophe and nowhere near a corner).
But just like the tides Lucy’s luck is on the turn, and as graduation nears her escape plans begin to falter; her best friend, Polly, is dropping out of school to help pay the bills, and Tom has been shipped off to boarding school, away from the flotsam of this place. And then there’s Lucy’s nightlife, which is filled with dreams that just don’t seem to belong to her at all . . .
When the fish stop biting, like they did when her mum was still around, Lucy realises she isn’t the only one with a secret.
'A surreal story set in a real world, a town failing to make ends meet, where everyone is fighting for survival against each other... It is a story that has moments of hope and moments of darkness.' The Book Muse
Victoria Carless is a published playwright and holds a PhD in creative writing. Sometimes she teaches and works in libraries. Victoria lives in Brisbane with her family and two dogs. The Dream Walker is her first novel.