In the Skin of a Monster Book Launch
Join us to celebrate the publication of Kathryn Barker’s compelling YA debut, In the Skin of a Monster!
What if your identical twin sister was a murderer? Does that make you a monster too? A profound, intense, heartbreaking fantasy that tackles issues of fate versus free will, and whether you can ever truly know someone.
‘One of the most original novels I’ve read for a long while. Great voices. Complex relationships. Just what I love to read.’ – Melina Marchetta
Caught in a dreamscape, mistaken for a killer … will Alice find a way home?
Three years ago, Alice’s identical twin sister took a gun to school and killed seven innocent kids; now Alice wears the same face as a monster. She’s struggling with her identity, and with life in the small Australian town where everyone was touched by the tragedy. Just as Alice thinks things can’t get much worse, she encounters her sister on a deserted highway. But all is not what it seems, and Alice soon discovers that she has stepped into a different reality, a dream world, where she’s trapped with the nightmares of everyone in the community. Here Alice is forced to confront the true impact of everything that happened the day her twin sister took a gun to school … and to reveal her own secret to the boy who hates her most.
18:00–20:00 Where: Books Kinokuniya, Sydney