Graeme Friedman – What the Boy Hears When the Girl Dreams
27 November 2021 starting 2:30 pm for 3:00 pm
In conversation with Suzanne Leal
Twelve-year-old Finn Townsend wakes up one day with super-hearing. It gives him ‘dancing eyes’ and fainting spells, makes him the target of the school bully, and opens a window onto his parents’ failing marriage. At night he hears the dream-talk of Buseje, an illegal asylum seeker from Malawi who lives downstairs in the granny flat. Finn begins to retrieve the fragmented stories which spill out while Buseje sleeps, helping her untangle the terrible mysteries of her childhood. But as Finn’s superpowers grow, he unwittingly unleashes ghosts from the past and the secrets they carry. As the immigration officers close in on Buseje, can Finn do anything to prevent her from being deported?
Food and will not be part of the event in order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.