BOOK LAUNCH IN NELSON
The launch of David Briggs’ latest novel, The Claim, will be held at Page & Blackmore bookshop on Trafalgar Street, Nelson, on Thursday 7 November at 5.30 pm.
The book was long-listed in 2018 for the New Zealand Michael Gifkins prize for an unpublished novel. It was subsequently published in the UK by RedDoor Press, and has attracted some good reviews. It is a story of the girl and the gold, but also of love and truth and trust.
Disillusioned with life, Evan Cadwallader spends his summer prospecting for gold on his claim in a remote valley in New Zealand’s Southern Alps. There, one stormy night, he rescues a young woman, Addie, lost and close to death. As he nurses her back to health, and as his hunt for gold continues, he struggles with the questions the woman poses: who she really is, how she got there, what secrets she carries – and how she fits into his life.
Everyone is welcome to the launch, where David will talk about The Claim and there will be some short readings from it. Wine and nibbles will be provided. The book will be available for sale for $32.00. Read more about David and his writing here: http://www.topwriters.co.nz/david-briggs.html