The Better Son
Katherine Johnson Ventura
Tasmanian author Katherine Johnson received wide acclaim for her first novel The Better Son, set in 1952 at Mole Creek. It’s one of the hottest summers on record and Kip and Tommy are helping their dad out on the farm, but they need a place to escape — a safe place, well away from the abuse of their shell-shocked father. In the hills behind the dairy, they find a cave, naming it Kubla after the famous poem, it becomes their refuge. One day the boys take off again, and this time only Kip comes home. It will be the first of many secrets, with the truth taking almost 40 years to surface. In a stark yet emotional landscape, The Better Son is a literary thriller, evoking love and hate on a single page and drawing the reader in to a small group of characters that will leave an indelible mark long after the book is finished. Get your discounted copy of Katherine Johnson’s The Better Son using the coupon below.