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    ISBN: 9781925972634
    Author: MEAD RACHAEL
    Publishing status: June 2020 New Release

    New Adelaide Fiction: Rachael Mead & Katherine Tamiko Arguile

    2020 is proving to be a bumper year for new Adelaide fiction – and we're very pleased to be hosting our first Imprints Zoom event with two brilliant new debut authors, published by Affirm Press: Katherine Tamiko Arguile (The Things She Owned) and Rachael Mead (The Application of Pressure).

    The Things She Owned reveals stories from Tokyo during and after the war, through the possessions left to Erika by her mother, the cruel and complicated Michiko. The two women's stories progress and entwine, uncovering secrets from Erika's past, too. The Application of Pressure traces the experiences of two paramedics, Tash and Joel, over the decades, each chapter told through a different emergency – some sad, some tense, all fascinating. We get to know these friends and workmates as their relationships with each other, and the job, deepen.

    Our bookseller Jo Case will be in conversation with Katherine and Rachael about these fascinating books.

    This is an online event and free to attend, though registration is essential. You can register here.

    How to ‘attend’ a virtual event at Imprints

    This event commences online at 6.30pm using the video conferencing platform Zoom.

    To book for this event, you must register here.

    All bookings for online events will be closed one hour before the event begins.

    You do need a Zoom account to join a meeting, mobile users will need to download the Zoom app for their device. Desktop and laptop users can either download the Zoom application or access the event via their web browser.

    You can download Zoom here.

    Tash and Joel are career paramedics, coming to the rescue of Adelaide residents of every class, culture and age. In a job where every day can bring death and violence, they maintain their sanity through a friendship built on black humour. But as the daily exposure to trauma begins to take its toll, both, in different ways, must fight to preserve their mental health and relationships - even with one another. How much pressure can Tash and Joel handle, and what happens when they finally crack?

    With each chapter revolving around an emergency - some frightening, some moving, some simply funny - THE APPLICATION OF PRESSURE is as tense as it is engaging. Digging beneath the shocking surface of gore and grit, Rachael Mead lays bare the humanity of emergency services personnel and their patients.

    Masterfully written, THE APPLICATION OF PRESSURE is a breathtaking and deeply human debut novel that reveals not only the trauma of a life lived on the frontline of medicine, but also the essential, binding friendships that make such a life possible.

    Imprint: Affirm Press
    RRP: $29.99

    • Price: $29.99
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