The Buddhist, the Boy and the Bikie is set in Melbourne in 2009, at the time of the Black Saturday bushfires. Thematically, it draws heavily on my work experience with child protection and public mental health services.
Kurt Edelman is full of contradictions: a Buddhist who wears leather and plays violent computer games; a social worker who likes to have everything neat and tidy. The year: 2009. As Victoria burns, Kurt is facing disasters of his own, that will rock him to the core of his being.
Other central characters include Gecko, who has been in and out of foster care; Libby, an intelligent and sensitive girl who is struggling with depression and an eating disorder; and Caitlin, a psychologist who is in a strained relationship with a self-centred academic. And who is the sinister bikie who keeps appearing?
The Buddhist, the Boy and the Bikie is my first novel. It should be available as a print-on-demand paperback by November 2018 and as an e-book before then.
Dr Kate Ryan of Writers Victoria described The Buddhist, the Boy and the Bikie as “highly engaging, complex and well-plotted (…) an intelligent and moving novel”).
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