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17 February 2020, 5.30 pm

Join Gallery Members and friends at the AGB Book Club.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat Association meets regularly at the Gallery every two months. The meeting includes wine and cheese and discussion of a book which will usually be related to art.

The February Book Club meeting will be focused on The Death of Noah Glass by Gail Jones, which won the 2019 Prime Minister’s Literary Award for fiction and was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award 2019.

The art historian Noah Glass, having just returned from a trip to Sicily, is discovered floating face down in the swimming pool at his Sydney apartment block. His adult children, Martin and Evie, must come to terms with the shock of their father’s death. But a sculpture has gone missing from a museum in Palermo, and Noah is a suspect. The police are investigating.

None of it makes any sense. Martin sets off to Palermo in search of answers about his father’s activities, while Evie moves into Noah’s apartment, waiting to learn where her life might take her. Retracing their father’s steps in their own way, neither of his children can see the path ahead.

Gail Jones’s mesmerising new novel tells a story about parents and children, and explores the overlapping patterns that life makes. The Death of Noah Glass is about love and art, about grief and happiness, about memory and the mystery of time.

Cost: $15 per session, AGB Member $10, includes wine and cheese