The Reading

I Am Not Esther by Fleur Beale

10:45am Monday 6 July to Friday 17 July 2015

The tale of a teenager's battle identity after her mother sends her to live with relatives in a closed religious sect. A sequel to this, I am Rebecca, written from the perspective of Esther’s cousin Rebecca, is a finalist in the Y/A fiction category in the New Zealand Children’s and Young Adults Book Awards 2015

Told by Hana Pomare

Produced by Jane Waddell

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

I am not Esther by Fleur Beale - Part 1

10:45 AM. Kirby's mother is a successful nurse and dizzy solo mother but on the last day of school she changes.

I am not Esther by Fleur Beale - Part 2

10:45 AM. Kirby meets her uncle, a dour Christian patriarch and encounters his family who live in a religious community, 'The Children of the Faith'.