Meet Steve Capelin
Paradiso: A Novel tells the remarkable story of hundreds of Italian peasants leaving their ancestral homes in 1880 to pursue dreams of better and richer lives on the other side of the world – the South Pacific.
When the scheme to establish a utopian colony in a remote corner of New Guinea falls apart, and their dreams turn into a nightmare, they abandon the inhospitable jungle and escape to Noumea.
Disease and death follow them until they are accepted as 19th century refugees by Australia.
Based on true events, join author and descendant of the expedition, Steve Capelin as he shares this incredible story and the research behind is book Paradiso: A Novel.
Books will be available for purchase on the day, or bring your copy from home for Steve to sign. To reserve your place, visit Eventbrite or phone the library.