Book Signing: Flame Tip

Date and time: 29th March 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location: Petrarch’s Bookshop, 89 Brisbane Street, Launceston

Author Karenlee Thompson will be at Petrarch’s in Launceston to sign copies of her new short story collection Flame Tip (Hybrid Publishers).

February 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Tasmanian Black Tuesday bush fires. Flame Tip will resonate with Australians, fire being elemental in our consciousness, and with Tasmanians in particular who may recognise themselves and their surroundings within the lines of fiction.

Flame Tip is a slim collection of short fictions that explore different realities and perceptions arising from the Tasmanian bushfires. The pieces in this collection are as diverse in subject matter (infidelity, love, suicide) as they are in length. Despite the horror of one day of infernal terror, these stories reveal nuances of character and place through resilience, empathy, honesty and humour.