Water Book Club: 'Too Much Lip' (2018)
by Melissa Lucashenko
3.00PM Sat 28 Mar 2020
QAG | Members lounge | Ticketed
Discuss art, life, culture and creativity at the QAGOMA Members Book Club. From January through to May the titles on the Members Book Club reading list have been selected to connect to, contextualise and discuss ideas presented in ‘Water’.
Book 3: Too Much Lip (2018), Melissa Lucashenko
Winner of the 2019 Miles Franklin Literary Award, Too Much Lip is a gritty and darkly humorous story about the relationship between people and nature. Set in the fictional Australian town of Durrongo, Lucashenko depicts the generations of an Aboriginal family living on country through a fast-paced plot. Secrets are unravelled and character flaws revealed. Traces of settler/colonial violence and intergenerational trauma weave through their lives. Lucashenko shows readers the restorative function of country, culture and belonging, as her writing brings landscapes and waterscapes to life.
Book 1: Other Minds: the Octopus, the Sea, and the Deep Origins of Consciousness (2016), Peter Godfrey-Smith
Book 2: Night Fishing: Stingrays, Goya and the Singular Life (2019), Vicki Hastrich
Book 4: A River with a City Problem: A History of Brisbane Floods (2019), Margaret Cook
Book 5: Carpentaria (2006) Alexis Wright
$12 Members | $17 Members' guests (includes coffee/tea and sweets) / Book online or call (07) 3840 7278 to join the monthly discussions hosted by Book Club Facilitator Eve Jensen
Members receive 20% off current and past Book Club titles from the QAGOMA Store. Pre-order your books with the Store to avoid disappointment.