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Eugen Bacon Launches Claiming T-Mo
August 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmSuggested donation $5
Join us for the launch of Claiming T-Mo, the debut novel by Black Australian speculative fiction author, Eugen Bacon. Claiming T-Mo is a lush interplanetary tale of three generations. Novic is an immortal Sayneth priest who flouts the conventions of a matriarchal society by choosing a name for his child. This act initiates chaos that splits the boy in two, unleashing a Jekyll-and-Hyde child upon the universe. Named T-Mo by his mother and Odysseus by his father, the story spans the boy’s lifetime — from his early years with his mother Silhouette on planet Grovea to his travels to Earth where he meets and marries Salem, and together they bear a hybrid named Myra. The story unfolds through the eyes of these three distinctive women: Silhouette, Salem and Myra. As they confront their fears and navigate treacherous paths to love and accept T-Mo/Odysseus and themselves, the darkness in Odysseus urges them toward unbearable choices that threaten their very existence. About the Author: Eugen Bacon is a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into a creative writer. She has published over 100 short stories and articles, together with anthologies. Her stories have won, been shortlisted and commended in international awards, including the Bridport Prize, L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, Copyright Agency Prize and Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards. Her creative work has appeared in literary and speculative fiction publications worldwide, including Award Winning Australian Writing, AntipodeanSF, Andromeda, Aurealis, Bards, and Sages Quarterly, and through Routledge in New Writing. This is a Charis Circle From Margin to Center Literary Program.
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