- Category: Arts and Culture
Join everyone at Gay's the Word bookshop for this duet author book event for two brilliant authors: Stella Duffy and Catherine Hall.
Event entry £3, payable on the door. Complimentary refreshments provided. Please RSVP on Facebook.
Everything is Moving, Everything is Joined: The Selected Stories of Stella Duffy (published September 5th)
This collection of short stories brings together, for the first time, a selection of Stella Duffy’s award-winning writing, as well as some of the numerous stories that have been broadcast on radio and appeared in anthologies over the past 20 years. Many of these books are out of print and the radio broadcasts are unavailable; this collection therefore not only highlights the range and variety of her writing, but also breathes new life into some of her best stories.
“Duffy’s stories move us, they eat away at us with their humorous and honeyed sharpness, and they stay with us.” —Thresholds
“Stella Duffy is a writer who never lets you down.” —ALI SMITH
The Repercussions, the new novel from Catherine Hall
When war photographer Jo returns from her latest assignment in Afghanistan and moves into the Brighton flat she’s just inherited, she hopes to restore equilibrium to her chaotic life. But images and events of her recent past and the reading of her great-grandmother Elizabeth’s diary haunt her night and day, forcing Jo to come to terms with demons she thought she could leave behind.
Written as a long confession to Jo’s ex-girlfriend Susie, alternating with Elizabeth’s account of nursing Indian soldiers at the Brighton Pavilion in 1915, The Repercussions – Catherine Hall’s most ambitious novel to date – is a sweeping narrative dealing with the psychological and emotional reality of war, as well as race, guilt, love and loss.
“Her writing has a terse and fierce precision that tightens into tragic fury.” - The Independent
“A brilliant author.” - Simon Savidge, The Guardian
Reading takes place at 19.00, 11th September.