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FAITH, AND IDENTITY WITH
The lives of two friends are changed forever when their ultraOrthodox Jewish school is rocked by a scandal. Twenty years
later, their unexpected reunion forces them to face the events
of their past and present, causing devastating consequences.
In his beautifully observed debut novel 'Abomination',
promising young writer, Ashley Goldberg, creates a
compassionate and moving story of an enduring and evolving
friendship, and the search for meaning, identity and belonging.
Ashley Goldberg is an Australian writer based in Melbourne.
His fiction has appeared in 'New Australian Fiction 2021',
'Meanjin', 'Chiron Review', and 'Award Winning Australian
Writing' among other publications. Ashley has an MA in
Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and a Graduate
Diploma of Professional Writing from Canberra University. His
work has been longlisted for both the Galley Beggar Press
Short Story Prize and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize.
'Abomination' was shortlisted for the 2020 Kill Your Darlings
Unpublished Manuscript Award.
Book at www.shalom.edu.au