Book Launch: Show Me the Place by Hedley Twidle

30 Apr 2024
Book Launch
30 Apr 2024

You are invited to the launch of Show Me the Place, a collection of essays, stories and non-fiction by Hedley Twidle.

There will be one event on Tuesday 30 April at the Book Lounge (with Rebecca Davis) and another on Thursday 9 May at Kalk Bay Books (with Sean O'Toole).

Apocalyptic futures surround us. In films, books and news feeds, we are subjected to a barrage of end-time possibilities. Award-winning writer Hedley Twidle, in quixotic mood, sets out to snatch utopia from the jaws of dystopia.

Whether embarking on a bizarre quest to find Cecil Rhodes’s missing nose (sliced off the bust of the Rhodes Memorial) or cycling the Scottish islands with a couple of squabbling anarchists; whether learning to surf (much too late) in the wild, freezing waters off the Cape Peninsula or navigating the fraught politics of a Buddhist retreat centre, the author explores forgotten utopias, intentional communities and islands of imagination with curiosity, hope and humour.

Ranging from the science fiction or Ursula Le Guin to the 'living laboratory' of Auroville in south India, Show Me the Place investigates the deep human desire to imagine alternatives to what we take as normal or inevitable.