The launch of Melmoth, with Sarah Perry

Tuesday 2nd October 18:30 at French Protestant Church, 8-9 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QD

Sarah Perry's new novel Melmoth is a chilling examination of guilt and forgiveness, and one of our most anticipated books of 2018. We are thrilled to welcome Sarah to the beautiful French Protestant Church, on the day Melmoth is published, to discuss her work with the Guardian's Alex Clark.

Sarah will take questions from the audience, and will be signing copies of the book afterwards.

Tickets are £20 including a discounted copy of the book, or £8 for admission only. Book ahead to avoid disappointment

More about Melmoth

Twenty years ago Helen Franklin did something she cannot forgive herself for, and she has spent every day since barricading herself against its memory. But the sheltered life she has crafted for herself is about to change.

A strange manuscript has come into her possession, and its contents have the power to unravel every strand of her fragile safety net. It is filled with testimonies from the darkest chapters of human history, which all record sightings of a tall, silent woman in black, with unblinking eyes and bleeding feet: Melmoth, the loneliest being in the world. Condemned to walk the Earth forever, she tries to beguile the guilty and lure them away for a lifetime wandering alongside her.

We at Waterstones have been championing Sarah Perry's writing from her eerily chilling and original first novel, After Me Comes the Flood, to the brilliance of her Waterstones Book of the Year-winning masterpiece, The Essex Serpent. Perry's prose could spin gold from flax, but this new project, which encompasses gothic influences and tackles essential notions of faith and redemption, promises to cement Perry's reputation as one of the finest novelists of our time.

French Protestant Church, 8-9 Soho Square, London, W1D 3QD

Tuesday 2nd October 18:30
£20 including Melmoth
£8 admission only

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