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King Tide  

King Tide $18.17 ex GST
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It is the calm and silent water that drowns a man. - Ashanti proverb

Three years ago, Sal was an award-winning investigative journalist. Uncovering government corruption and public scandals she was forever on the front line. But her son's death robbed Sal of her willingness to engage. Increasingly reclusive, she opted out, choosing to live in a borrowed beach house as she struggles to come to terms with her loss.

When her teenage daughter brings home a Japanese surfer to stay, Sal finds herself confronted with a sense of danger that was once so vital to her life.

King Tide is a surprising story of hope, emerging out of the love and vulnerability of two very different people.


  • No playwright in this country does human dramas about political issues better than Thomson. -  The Australian
Cast : 2M, 3F
Performance Rights :

Currency Press | 978-0-86819-804-0 | Sales rights: worldwide | PB


KATHERINE THOMSON began her career in the theatre as an actor. For the stage she has written Harbour, Navigating, Diving for Pearls, Barmaids, Mavis Goes to Timor and Wonderlands all published by Currency. Other plays performed by leading theatre companies include Kayak, A Sporting Chance, Darlinghurst Nights and This Hospital is My Country. She has also written extensively for television where her credits include Grass Roots, Blackjack, Wildside, Fallen Angels, Halifax fp, GP and Something in the Air.

She has been nominated for five New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards, winning for Harbour and three Australian Film Institute Awards and has won multiple AWGIEs — three in 2006 alone, two as co-writer of the television series Answered by Fire and a third for her screenplay for the film Unfolding Florence — The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst. She has been Vice-President of the Australian Writers’ Guild and President of Sydney PEN. In 2005 she received the ANPC Award for her contribution to the Australian theatre industry.

For a rich guide to understanding more about the work of Katherine Thomson visit the 'What I wrote' series website where you can download Teacher's Notes, watch a trailer for the DVD and read information on the authors.

By Katherine Thomson, from Currency Press - see all