Book Club: Claire Thomas’ ‘The Performance’

It’s been a while between readings but Andrew Pople has returned with another chapter of Book Club! This edition, he unpacks award-winning author Claire Thomas’ ‘The Performance.’

The fictional piece unfolds inside a theatre featuring a performance of a Samuel Beckett play while the bushfires rage around the country. The juxtaposition between heat and cold is startling and sets the scene for deep reflection, contemplation and a bit of discomfort. Thomas explores each of the main female character’s stories, down to the finest details and analyses what the female experience looks and feels like right now.

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