ABOUT POMONAL PUBLISHING
Pomonal Publishing is a small independent publishing venture based in the Grampians.
Still very new, we are delighted to include Annie Drum in our growing list of authors.
We are an unusual 'company' as we are not a business. We are free floating creatives who come together for the duration of projects, or as skills are needed. We operate on a not-for-profit basis, producing books at cost price via on-line print on demand facilities. Our authors are able to set their royalty requirements with the printer, but the publishing house gets nothing.
Committed to the idea that authors should retain all rights, and have some creative input into the design of their own book, Pomonal Publishing aims to remain small, publishing only works we deem of literary value and that mainstream publishing houses overlook.
LIKE TREES by ANNIE DRUM MAY 2016
Introducing a new voice in Australian literature: Wimmera born Annie Dum writes in a distinctly contemporary style, her material invokes the spirits of Isabelle Allende and Elizabeth Jolley.
These are stories that journey through interiors, through altered states of reason and sensibility; where ordinary but exacting worlds are peopled with poignant characters suffering too many thoughts, too few inhibitions, or states of alienation in which identification with trees or building tools may provide sanctuary.
At times her characters, slipping easily from the mundane into the magical, seem to offer the reader a viable alternative to the tedium of the normal. Drum's sorties into states of madness are so eloquent they make sanity seem foolish! And she always manages to evoke our compassion.
These are razor-edged stories, investigating the bounds of identity, provoking questions: How do we travel? And more importantly: What do we travel as?
The collection will be launched by Neil Boyack, in the 'Newstead Literary Tattoo Presents' segment at the 10th annerversary of the Clunes Booktown festival, May 1st. Those interested in attending will need to purchase festival tickets.
Pomonal Publishing is delighted to see this provocative little volume hit the road.
Book Design: Lin Tobias
Cover image: Carole Wilson