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Book Launch: Maternal Instinct

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Ringwood Town Square

179 Maroondah Highway

Ringwood, VIC 3134

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"If you liked Vox, you'll love this... Amazing debut by Rebecca Bowyer." Emily-Jane Clark, best-selling author of Sleep is for the Weak.

You are warmly invited to the launch of Maternal Instinct, Rebecca Bowyer's internationally acclaimed debut novel.

Come and join us in celebrating the publication of this novel - part fantasy (waited on hand and foot throughout your pregnancy? Yes, please!), part horror (your baby taken away to be raised by the state at 6 months of age? Hell, nah!)

Maternal Instinct is written for parents so, naturally, kids are more than welcome.

What's happening at the launch

  • Meet the author and hear her talk about the gestation process for this novel

  • Author signings (copies will be available for purchase (card payments only), or bring your own along)

  • Enjoy light refreshments (as much coffee as you need!)

  • Go in the draw to WIN 1 of 3 door prizes

  • Let the kids have fun at the kids' activity table

About the book

Australia 2040. No child lives in poverty and every child is safe. But at what cost?

19-year-old Monica never wanted a baby but the laws require her to give birth twice before she can move on with her life.

Now that her first son, Oscar, has arrived she’s not so sure she wants to hand him over to be raised by professional parents: the Maters and Paters.

When Monica turns to her birth mother, Alice, for help, she triggers a series of events that force Alice to confront her own dark past. Alice must decide – help her daughter break the law, or persuade her to accept her fate and do what’s best for the nation’s children?

What readers are saying:

"Fans of The Handmaid's Tale will be instantly hooked... Maternal Instinct asks questions about humanity's final destination if we continue down society's current path of no real support for working parents." Virginia Franken, author of Life After Coffee

"It's a cracking good read about upholding the rules, until time shows you that maybe the rules aren't right in the first place. This is feminist dystopian fiction at its finest, set in a not-too-distant future that is not at all difficult to envisage. Settle in, because you won't be putting it down any time soon!" Amy Wakley-Ahearn, Handbagmafia

Getting there

Realm is located at Ringwood Town Square, 179 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood. Realm is adjacent to Eastland Shopping Centre and directly opposite Ringwood Train Station.

Meeting Rooms are located on Level 2 at Realm. Please report to the BizHub reception desk on Level 2 upon arrival and we will direct you to Meeting Room 4, where the book launch will be held. Access to Level 2 is available via stairs or elevator.

Car parking

The most convenient parking to Realm is the Eastland shopping centre car park.

The recommended parking is via Eastland Gate 5, located off Ringwood Street. Once you enter the gate, immediately veer left up the single lane ramp and then left again up the dual lane ramp. This will bring you to the designated undercover Town Square car park (Level 3 M, Entry Z). It is then just a short stroll across the concourse to Realm.

Eastland runs a paid car parking system. This system is clearly marked and signed with the terms & conditions. It is recommended that when parking that all visitors pay close attention these terms and conditions. For more information on Eastland’s paid parking system, including fees, go to Eastland's parking information page.

After the event

Realm is located in theTown Square of Eastland Shopping Centre, home to some fabulous restaurants with al fresco dining available. You might want to consider booking a table at one and kicking on after the event. Find Town Square restaurants here.

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