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An Evening with Mark Thompson

Friday 16th September 2022
19:00 at Waterstones, York

Join us for an evening with Mark Thompson, internationally published author of Dust, for the launch of his second novel Eternal City
Mark has appeared in bookshops and events across the country and he and RedDoor Press are delighted to launch his novel on the 16th of September at 7pm. Mark will be signing copies of Eternal City and is excited to welcome all to the event! 
 
Dust is published by RedDoor in the United Kingdom, and has been translated into German and Chinese. 
 
 
A moving story of hope for all those who have ever lost someone they loved.
When Finn Chambers gets a dream assignment to fly to Rome, taking his beautiful girlfriend along to shoot Shelley’s tomb for a magazine cover, he feels he has it all. Life is good. Life really doesn’t get much better.
But life can change in a second, and so it does for Finn, fashion conscious twenty eight year old hipster aiming for the stars. One careless decision at the Cimitero Acattolico in the eternal city of Rome, finds him falling headfirst onto Shelley’s tomb.
To his surprise Finn discovers that life doesn’t end with death, as he finds himself in a beautiful afterlife surrounded by long dead poets, artists, and a host of fascinating characters from around the world, including Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Italian communist philosopher Antonio Gramsci, delightful Lady Mary von Haas, excommunicated Mexican priest Father Bernabe Sanchez, and August Riedel, famed German master painter.
A new world opens to Finn, who, never having had to consider much in his worldly life, has his generation’s values and hypocrisies scrutinised, and his principles and beliefs tested. At times uncomfortable truths require honest assessment when the 21st century’s lust for celebrity, drugs, and fifteen minutes of fame, is questioned by others from centuries past. The ultimate challenge for Finn is a universal question to the living. Is the afterlife simply a dream, or imagination, the continuation of energy, or the creation of God?
His new life finds much in common with his previous life however, with humour, irreverence, the draw of sex, art, beauty, and a love of others all of significance still.
For Finn Chambers there is life after death. 

 

York Waterstones, York
Friday 16th September 2022
19:00

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