In conversation with Tracy Farr, Dymocks Busselton

I’m thrilled to be In Conversation at Dymocks Busselton on 21 September, talking about The Hope Fault in the place this book has its beginnings.

You won’t find The Hope Fault‘s Cassetown, Little Casse Bay or Point Geologue on a map. Cassetown is a fictional place, made up for the novel. Cassetown isn’t the Busselton suburb of Vasse, but – in my mind – it’s not far from there. Cassetown is a little bit Cowaramup, a little bit Dunsborough (and a little bit rock’n’roll).

As I told Maureen Eppen, in an interview she did with me earlier this year while I was staying with family in the region:

This region is important to me – I’ve spent time here ever since I can remember. We used to come down for summer holidays to Dunsborough and then later to Siesta Park. I spent time in Cowaramup in my 20s, and these days [I have family living] here…
The Hope Fault by Tracy Farr
The Hope Fault

I’m looking forward to bringing The Hope Fault home to Busselton, and to Dymocks, on 21 September. I hope to see you there.

In Conversation with Tracy Farr

Join Dymocks Busselton for an ‘In Conversation’ with Tracy Farr, talking about her second novel, The Hope Fault.

When: Thursday 21 September, 6.30 — 7.30pm

Where: Dymocks Busselton, 48 Prince Street, Busselton

Tickets: $10 includes drinks and nibbles

RSVP: required by phone ((08) 9754 4410) or email Full details on the WritingWA events calendar, and on the Dymocks website under Events in Western Australia.


More information

  • Read the article Maureen Eppen wrote for the West earlier this year, Family faultlines explored, in which I talk about the importance for me of the Busselton/Dunsborough region, and the part it plays in The Hope Fault.
  • Image: me (with my mum and dad and brother, and a holiday dog), on the beach at Siesta Park, c. 1971.