|When Greta Hahn moves to a beautiful new home, the looming presence of Buchenwald prison camp is the only blot to mar her idyllic life. Her husband, the camp’s administrator, wrestles with corruption that is rife at every level, inadequate supplies, and a system under strain.
Greta’s obliviousness is challenged when she is forced into an unlikely alliance with one of Buchenwald’s prisoners, Dr Lenard Weber. A decade earlier he invented a machine that he believed could cure cancer. Whether it works or not, it might yet save a life.
‘Intelligent, lyrical, disciplined and observant, she is the real deal, the star of her generation.’ NZ Listener
Join us for an unforgettable evening with acclaimed author Catherine Chidgey, in conversation with Tracey Slaughter.
Catherine is a Lecturer in Creative Writing within the School of Arts.
Remote Sympathy, Catherine’s eagerly awaited new novel, will be available for purchase.
DATE: Thursday 8 October
TIME: Light refreshments and EFTPOS bar from 5:30pm. Talk begins 6pm.
VENUE: S.1.04 (S Block), University of Waikato
PARKING: Gate 1, Knighton Road, Hamilton
Generously supported by University of Waikato.