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Acclaimed Australian author Justine Ettler returns with novel ‘Bohemia Beach’

Justine Ettler’s second novel, The River Ophelia, was an instant best-seller in Australia and NZ and has been taught at HSC and University level. She also made Australian literary history by being the first female debut writer to sell two books to a mainstream publisher. Justine’s new book, Bohemia Beach (Transit Lounge, $29.99) is an edge of your seat ride, a compelling story of addiction, passionate love and the power of art, and heralds the return of one of Australia’s most distinctive authors.

Catherine Bell, a famous concert pianist, is struggling to hold on to her career in a competitive international arena that spans the classical music capitals of the world. After a disastrous show in Copenhagen, Cathy is about to attempt her first concert performance without alcohol in Prague when her marriage implodes, her terminally ill, Czech-born mother goes missing from her London hospital, and a much needed highly paid recording deal falls through. Cathy finds herself coping in the only way she knows how: grasping a glass of forbidden pre-performance champagne and flirting with Tomas, a stranger in a Prague nightclub.

While her therapist Nelly advises her to abstain, Cathy’s relationship with drink and Tomas draws her deep into a whirlpool of events as mysterious, tense and seductive as Prague itself. Justine Ettler’s discipline in the writing is as controlled as Cathy is out of control– the novel brilliantly references classics such as Wuthering Heights– and as with Rachel in The Girl on a Train, the reader is drawn into the protagonist’s predicament with moving palpable intensity.

Bohemia Beach is now available at all good book stores and online at