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September 17, 2021

Nimbin focus of debut novel

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This is written in the crime comedy genre and is loosely based on real events says the author.

Dr Katherine Hamilton has published her debut novel, An Unholy Alliance, which she says is centred on Nimbin.

She says, ‘It’s written in the crime comedy genre and is loosely based on real events’. 

Her synopsis reads: ‘Although the novel has threads of real-life events woven through it that give the story authenticity, the characters are fictionalised; starting with a politico who has been cast into the wilderness and ends up in a dead-end job in Canberra’.

‘Nobody wants to take a call from the boss who fired you unless of course, he was the longest-serving Labor Prime Minister in Australia.

‘The ex-PM summons Frank and he needs a favour. Frank Phelan, a rumpled, 39-year-old, was Deputy Chief of Staff to the Hon. William (Bill) Moriarty Falco.

‘He goes to Sydney to find out what Bill wants and agrees to help him’.

Lived experience

Dr Hamilton says her novel is inspired by the stories, settings and characters from her lived experience on a commune in the 1980s.

An Unholy Alliance is available from The Book Warehouse in Lismore and through Amazon.

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  1. Huge thank you to The Echo which keeps informing, entertaining and reflecting back the story of it’s region. To all the jour nos, delivery people, contributors, artists and residents you are making a great contribution. Kate


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