Book Launch: Pet by Catherine Chidgey

Date Thursday 8 June 2023
Time 5:15pm
Where Light refreshments from 5:15 in J Block Foyer, Talk begins 6pm in S.G.02
Presenter Author Catherine Chidgey and publisher Fergus Barrowman
Admission Cost Free

Like every other girl in her class, twelve-year-old Justine is drawn to her glamorous, charismatic new teacher, and longs to be her pet. However, when a thief begins to target the school, Justine’s sense that something isn't quite right grows ever stronger. With each twist of the plot, this gripping story of deception and the corrosive power of guilt takes a yet darker turn. Young as she is, Justine must decide where her loyalties lie.

Set in New Zealand in 1984 and 2014, and probing themes of racism and misogyny, Pet is an elegant and chilling psychological thriller by the bestselling author of The Wish Child, Remote Sympathy and The Axeman’s Carnival.

‘Perfectly pitched…a superb character study, delivered with panache.’ – Book of the Month, The Bookseller (UK)

Join us for a special evening with acclaimed author Catherine Chidgey, in conversation with her publisher Fergus Barrow-man (Te Herenga Waka University Press). Pet, her compelling new novel, will be available for purchase.

Generously supported by University of Waikato. Free community event - all welcome.

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