The Year of the Farmer with Rosalie Ham
Rosalie Ham will join Riverbend Books to talk to Julie Kordic about her new novel The Year of the Farmer. This new book is a darkly satirical story of a small country town battling the elements and one another, from the bestselling author of The Dressmaker.
About the book
In a quiet farming town somewhere in country NSW, war is brewing. The last few years have been punishingly dry, especially for the farmers, but otherwise, it’s all Neralie Mackintosh’s fault. If she’d never left town then her ex, the hapless but extremely eligible Mitchell Bishop, would never have fallen into the clutches of the truly awful Mandy, who now lords it over everyone as if she owns the place. So, now that Neralie has returned to run the local pub, the whole town is determined to reinstate her to her rightful position in the social order. But Mandy Bishop has other ideas. Meanwhile the head of the local water board – Glenys ‘Gravedigger’ Dingle – is looking for a way to line her pockets at the expense of hardworking farmers up to their eyes in debt already. And Mandy and Neralie’s war may be just the chance she was looking for…
About the author
Rosalie Ham is the author of three previous books, including her sensational bestseller The Dressmaker, now an award-winning film starring Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Judy Davis and Hugo Weaving. Rosalie was born and raised in Jerilderie, New South Wales, where her family still farm, and now lives in Melbourne, Australia. She holds a master of arts in creative writing and teaches literature.
Book Talk tickets are $10, or $40 for a copy of The Year of the Farmer and entry to the talk.