Charmers, liars, drinkers and dreamers, they will change history forever…
This week’s giveaway book comes from Karen Joy Fowler – the Booker-shortlisted million-copy bestselling author of We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves. Her new novel is Booth – an epic story about the infamous, ill-fated Booth family.
Junius is the patriarch, a celebrated Shakespearean actor who fled bigamy charges in England, both a mesmerising talent and a man of terrifying instability. As his children grow up in a remote farmstead in 1830s rural Baltimore, the country draws ever closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war.
Of the six Booth siblings who survive to adulthood, each has their own dreams they must fight to realise – but it is Johnny who makes the terrible decision that will change the course of history – the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.
Booth is a riveting novel focused on the very things that bind, and break, a family.
To win a copy of this dense and flavoursome slice of historical fiction, tell us which historical figure you’d like to meet and WHY (in 50 words or fewer). Our three favourite entries will win a copy of this book.
Entries close midday Monday 11 April 2022, Sydney/Melbourne time.
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