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In conversation with Annie Macmanus

Monday 4th March 2024
18:30 at Waterstones, Manchester - Deansgate

In conversation with Annie Macmanus

We are delighted to welcome author and broadcaster Annie Macmanus to Deansgate to celebrate the paperback release of The Mess We're In, a kinetic novel all about the music and madness of the millennium.

Landing in London with nothing but her CD collection and demo tape, Orla Quinn moves into a squalid Kilburn house with her best mate and a band called Shiva. Orla wants to make music, but juggling two jobs and partying every night isn't helping. Back in Ireland her parents' marriage has crumbled, she's not speaking to her father, and her mother and sister are drinking too much.
 
While Orla's own dreams seem to be going nowhere, Shiva are on the brink of something big. But as the hype around the band intensifies, so does the hedonism, and relationships in the house are growing strained.
 
This is the story of a young woman thrashing through life, trying to find home in a strange new place. It's also a story about music: how it can break you down and build you back up again, and how to find your rhythm when all you hear is noise.
Manchester - Deansgate Waterstones, Manchester - Deansgate
Monday 4th March 2024
18:30
£5 General Admission

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