For Educators, For Readers 5 years ago

Young Adult Book Club with David Burton at BOOK FACE Orion

Australian author and playwright David Burton will be joining us for our Orion Young Adult Book Club in October as we discuss his first novel The Man in the Water. Bring your copy of this incredible new release or pick up one in store and join us as we sink our teeth into this compelling and confronting coming-of-age story about the trials of small town life and what it means to be a boy. David will be joining us as we discuss his new book, as well as talking about how he came to writing and providing us with a glimpse into the writing process.

This book club is for teens aged 13-18. No reservations required, just read the book beforehand and show up on the day!

About The Man in the Water:

On the first day of year 10, Shaun sees a dead body.

When Shaun finds a body floating in the lake of a quiet mining town in outback Queensland, he immediately reports it to the police. But when he returns to the site with the constable, the body is gone.

Determined to reveal the truth, Shaun and his best friend, Will, open their own investigation. But what they discover is far more sinister than they expected, and reveals a darkness below the surface of their small town.

About David:

David Burton is an award-winning writer from Brisbane. He has written over 30 professionally produced theatrical works, including several pieces for the youth and education sector, and directed productions for the Queensland Music Festival. His memoir, How to Be Happy, won the Text Prize for Young Adult and Children’s Writing in 2014. The Man in the Water is his first novel.

For more details about our Young Adult Book Club or any other events at BOOK FACE Orion, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our well-read staff members.



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