Thu, 06 Dec|
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead
Book Launch for Choice Boy, with Robyn Ferrell
Time & Location
06 Dec 2018, 6:00 pm
Upstairs at Better Read Than Dead, 265 King St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia
About The Event
Join Larry Boyd for the launch of his novel Choice Boy. To be launched by Robyn Ferrell.
About the Author
Larry Boyd is the director of Different Degrees Theatre Ensemble, a disability theatre company. He has worked in the field of disability arts for twenty years. Prior to this, he has been a lawyer, teacher, arts administrator, youth worker and actor.
About the Book
What does it take to be a man and a proper father? Josh’s life spins out of control after his mother dies when he is thirteen. Isolated by grief from his father and lacking guidance, he ricochets from one bad choice to another. He descends into a Neverland of drugs, petty crime and sex work. He is one of the lost boys.
When he surfaces from this life, he is twenty years old, the single father of an infant son and facing an assault charge which will see him incarcerated. His father’s attempt to rescue this situation sees him engaged to work with a famous visual artist who is losing his sight. Generational conflict leads them both to the brink of self-destruction. The lack of empathy between them and their narcissism fuels their aggression and bad choices. Can either man survive the onslaught of the other?