Sofie Laguna – The Choke with Ailsa Piper
The Choke is a brilliant, haunting and uplifting novel about a child navigating an often dark and uncaring world of male power and violence, in which grown-ups can’t be trusted and comfort can only be found in nature. This compassionate and claustrophobic vision of a child in danger and a society in trouble celebrates above all the indomitable nature of the human spirit. Ailsa Piper talks with 2015 Miles Franklin Literary Award winning author, Sofie Laguna, about her latest book.
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‘It is quite a feat to write characters with such nuance…in harnessing her storytelling facility to expose the flaws in the system with what is becoming trademark empathy, Laguna is an author proving the novel is a crucial document of the times.’
Louise Swinn, The Australian
Laguna builds suspense deftly and without mercy. From the moment The Choke begins, a slingshot’s elastic is precisely, steadfastly being pulled back. Helen Sullivan, The Sydney Morning Herald
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