This Saturday, Feb. 23, the Sunshine Coast community is invited to celebrate the launch of Dania Matiation's novel, Walking on Heads, based on the true story of the author's relationship with a charming imposter.
Anni Mills lived a comfortable, fulfilling life. Then, cancer struck. Both she and her daughter, who was in the prime of her life, received the same damning diagnosis. Under a guise of empathy and adoration, a Dutch 'academic' moved into her life, only to benefit financially from her generosity and grief over the loss of her daughter. Following his abrupt departure, evidence led Anni to women around the world who were similarly misled by the con artist. As a warning to others, they began to blog - with wisdom, wit, feistiness and resilience - about his web of deceit.
Published after Matiation's death from cancer, Walking on Heads provides a rare glimpse into the workings of a sociopath, as told through the eyes of one who loved him.
This event will honour a strong, beautiful, and vibrant woman who, despite the heartbreaking events of her life, courageously chose to share her story with the world.
The book launch takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt.
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