Beyond Carousel follows Nox, Taylor and Lizzy desperate to uncover the secret of the Disappearance. But there is more to the new world than they ever suspected, and the danger is only just beginning. They quickly learn they are not the only survivors to roam the broken city. Saving those they love will mean risking everything – and time is running out.
“Accompanying a rich narrative of friendship, uncertainty and survival, this novel celebrates the arts and what it truly means to be an artist.”
You can pick up a copy at an Edith Cowan University campus, around Perth, and at other university campuses. 👍
You can read an interview with Brendan over on the Summer Reading Club’s (awesome) website.
“I like everyday heroes like Ellie in Tomorrow, When the War Began and Ponyboy in The Outsiders. Characters who are just regular people forced to deal with really intense scenarios. I think that overcoming these things – without superpowers or anything like that – is heroic and inspiring.”
Summer Reading Club is delivered online and in participating libraries for children and young adults. The program is led by the State Library of Queensland, in partnership with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Public Library Alliance (APLA) and other state and public libraries across Australia. 👏
Beyond Carousel was included in writingWA’s Love to Read Local 2016 Reviews.
“This novel is a fascinating commentary on an arts world that has lost its soul and on finding meaning, purpose and understanding through art.”
Brendan was interviewed by Caitlin Nienaber on RTRFM’s Breakfast show this morning.
Brendan and Caitlin talked about the sequel to Carousel, Beyond Carousel (out now in all good bookshops!). They also discussed how two overseas musicians could end up in the sprawling mall of Carousel shopping centre, and what post-apocalyptic Perth might look like.
If you missed it, you can listen over on the RTRFM website or below.
If you’re stuck on what to buy for a Christmas present for the children or teenagers in your life, watch on for some great book recommendations.
Thanks for including Beyond Carousel in the list, Cover to Cover!
Trying to find a copy of Beyond Carousel? Head out and support one of the many great local bookshops in your area. You can usually find it in the Young Adult section. If they don’t already have it in stock they can order one (or two!) in for you.
Can’t bear to face the shops around this time of year? Thank Tim Berners-Lee for the web. Here are a few sites we’d recommend:
And importantly, Cover to Cover is brought to you by Writing WA, Western Australia’s peak writing body. Along with other incredible literary establishments they have had their funding discontinued by the state government. Please head over to their website to learn more, and show your support by signing their petition, writing a letter, and spreading the word. Writing matters.