Former Bathurst author Aofie Clifford publishes third novel, ‘When We Fall’ | western avocado


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After spending her formative years in Bathurst, author Aofie Clifford began to carve out a decorated career as a detective novelist, with her latest novel investigating the mysteries and buried truths of a small town. When We Fall follows attorney Alex Tillerson who, after returning to a small town to care for his aging mother, finds himself caught up in a complex murder investigation full of sudden twists and turns. Ms Clifford was motivated to write the novel based on experience she had at work as a part-time librarian in an independent Melbourne bookstore. READ ALSO: Lions Club of Mount Panorama Names Josef and Stella Youth of the Year Melbourne store 15 years prior and was obsessed with where the dress had ended up,” she said. “The dress turned out to be my wedding dress, which I still own, and after she came back a few years later to ask someone to paint a picture of the dress, it got me thinking about the way word-based people go about solving cases using visual clues, which founded the direction of When We Fall.” Ms Clifford said the other central idea present in When We Fall is the notion of absent parents and their impact on “official” versions of events. “I am of Irish descent and was particularly interested in this mother and baby home in Galway, Ireland in the early to mid-1900s, which caused worldwide controversy after a local historian later uncovered proof that several babies had died and were buried in secret at home, in addition to being deported to the United States for illegal adoptions,” she said. the local Welsh “It goes back to the idea of ​​incomplete information due to time and societal perceptions, and how past events can have far greater ramifications in the future.” Ms Clifford hopes the novel will touch not only diehard detective novel enthusiasts, but also those looking for a change from reading material.” Being from Bathurst myself, I hope the town of When We Fall is a plausible country village where people are credible and that there is more to the area than just a place to hold a murder investigation,” she said. “My time in Bathurst certainly shaped my career as a writer, and I wouldn’t be where I am now without Greg Hodgman, who taught me English in Grade 12 at Diocesan Catholic High School for Girls, today. ‘today MacKillop. University.” “He introduced me to two books: The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler and The Spy Who Came in From the Cold by John le Carré: both continue to inspire me as a writer. READ ALSO: Inland Sea of ​​​​Sound is looking to perfect it in town setup for years to come “Many of the character names in my books are inspired by the streets of Bathurst.” Ms. Clifford has already written two books: All These Perfect Strangers, which was on the long list of the ABIA General Fiction Book of the Year and Voss Literary Prize and Second Sight winners at the Davitt Awards, a Publishers Weekly [starred review] and PW Pick for Book of the Week. When We Fall is available for purchase on the Ultimo Press website. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:




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