An evening with Rosie Garland at Waterstones

Sarah-Clare Conlon, Literature Editor
Writer Rosie Garland. Photo by Absolut Queer Photography.
Writer Rosie Garland. Photo by Absolut Queer Photography.

An evening with Rosie Garland at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, City Centre 31 May 2017 Tickets from £5.00 — Book now

Poet, author, singer, cabaret performer and all-round good egg Rosie Garland launches her third novel, The Night Brother (HarperCollins), with a reading, Q&A and book signing.

Mslexia Novel Competition winner Rosie’s earlier novels, The Palace of Curiosities and Vixen, and poetry collections, including the recent As In Judy, out on Flapjack Press, have all met with critical acclaim.

This bold new novel explores questions of identity, sexual equality and how well we really know ourselves. The blurb says: “Rich are the delights of late nineteenth-century Manchester for young siblings Edie and Gnome. They bicker, banter, shout and scream their way through the city’s streets, embracing its charms and dangers. But as the pair grow up, it is Gnome who revels in the night-time, while Edie wakes exhausted each morning, unable to quell a sickening sense of unease, with only a dim memory of the dark hours.”

Perfect for fans of Angela Carter, Sarah Waters and Erin Morgenstern, and with echoes of Orlando and Jekyll & Hyde, Rosie says this is a story about the vital importance of being honest with yourself. Every part of yourself. After all, no one likes to be kept in the dark…

An evening with Rosie Garland at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate, City Centre 31 May 2017 Tickets from £5.00 Book now

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