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Ashley Goldberg In Conversation with Fiona Robertson at Avid Reader
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Ashley Goldberg In Conversation with Fiona Robertson at Avid Reader


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6:30pm - 7:30pm, 16th June 2022


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193 Boundary St,, West End, QLD 4101


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Instore Ticket $15.00, Online Ticket $5.00, Book (Abomination) $32.99. Tickets available until 16 June 2022 4:00 PM. BUY a copy of Abomination and get one Instore or Online Ticket free. Use the Promo Code GOLDBERG at the checkout.

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Thursday 16 June 2022
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop / ZOOM Online

Instore Ticket $15.00, Online Ticket $5.00, Book (Abomination) $32.99
Tickets available until 16 June 2022 4:00 PM

BUY a copy of Abomination and get one Instore or Online Ticket free. Use the Promo Code GOLDBERG at the checkout.

This event commences instore and online at 6.30pm (AEST)

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Instore guests - 6.00 for a 6.30pm start. Limited to eighty seats. With booking an instore ticket your name will be on the door at Avid Reader. Avid Reader is required to use the Check In Qld App when signing in patrons to our events. You can download the Check In Qld App HERE.

Bar open at 5.30pm - drinks available for purchase prior to and after the event.

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A compelling and compassionate debut about friendship, faith, family and identity.

Join this writers' Salon with Ashley Goldberg discussing his debut novel Abomination.

'He who turns his ear away from hearing the Torah – even his prayer is an abomination.’ Proverbs 28:9

Melbourne 1999: Ezra and Yonatan are best friends whose lives are forever changed when their school, the ultra-Orthodox Jewish Yahel Academy, is rocked by a scandal and they are thrown onto divergent paths. Twenty years later, the lives of the two men are very different: Ezra identifies as secular and atheist, while Yonatan has been ordained as a rabbi and teaches at the academy. By chance they are reunited, and the events of their past and present collide with devastating consequences.

 

Abomination lays bare the clash between religious and secular worlds in contemporary Australia and provides a revealing glimpse into a closed community. With great tenderness and insight, debut author Ashley Goldberg tells the story of an enduring and evolving friendship as Yonatan and Ezra struggle to come to terms with the choices they have made, search for meaning, and forge their own identities. This is a beautifully observed, moving story from an exciting young writer.

Ashley Goldberg is an Australian writer based in Melbourne. His fiction has appeared in New Australian Fiction 2021, Meanjin, Chiron Review, The Honest Ulsterman and Award Winning Australian Writing among other publications. Ashley has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and a Graduate Diploma of Professional Writing from Canberra University. His work has been shortlisted, longlisted, and anthologized in numerous competitions worldwide, including the 2017/18 Galley Beggar Press Short Story Prize and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize. In 2019, Ashley was a fellow at the Katharine Susannah Prichard Writers’ Centre and a finalist for the Tasmanian Writers’ Prize. Abomination was shortlisted for the 2020 Kill Your Darlings Unpublished Manuscript Award.

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BUY a copy of Abomination and get one Instore or Online Ticket free. Use the Promo Code GOLDBERG at the checkout.

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A compelling and compassionate debut about friendship, faith, family and identity.
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