Local author Simone Bailey will be launching her fourth book, “Howling on a Concrete Moon” on Friday 20 September 2019 at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre at 6pm. Please call Simone on 0457 043 240 to RSVP.
Howling on a Concrete Moon by Simone Bailey
Memoirs are generally written by people who are well into adulthood and who have led extraordinary lives.
So why would Tess, a shy seventeen-year-old, feel compelled to start writing hers? Sure, things aren’t great. It’s 1982. She has fractious family relationships. She has good friends, but she’s too shy to approach boys. There is a boy who seems to like her, and he’s definitely her intellectual equal, but he’s the most unpopular kid in town, and their ‘friendship’ would render her a social pariah if anyone found out.
It’s when she’s at a typewriter, or with pen and paper, that she really shines. So, what’s she going to write about? That adults – whether they’re good or bad – wield all the power? Her creepy uncle? Her foray into civil disobedience when she was only twelve years of age? The plethora of quirky types that populate the small town where she lives? Her secret underground newspaper?
But what event would trigger a self-conscious and introverted teenager to attempt her life story?
Howling on a Concrete Moon is a coming-of-age story that will in turn make you laugh, cringe, and cry as you share Tess’s emotional journey.
Other books by Simone Bailey:
Calumny while reading Irvine Welsh 2009
Silver Studs and Sabre Teeth 2014
For more details or to RSVP for the launch please call Simone on 0457 043 240.
Book cover and text courtesy of Simone Bailey.