Missing - with Alison Moore
Tuesday 15th May 18:00 at Nottingham
Join us in the Sillitoe Room for the launch of Missing the brand new novel from Man-Booker short-listed local author Alison Moore
Following a family tragedy, Jessie Noon moved from the Fens to the Midlands and now lives in the Scottish Borders with a cat, a dog and - she is convinced - a ghost in the spare room. Her husband walked out almost a year ago, leaving a note written in steam on the bathroom mirror, and Jessie hasn't seen her son for years. When Jessie meets Robert, a local outreach worker, they are drawn to one another and begin a relationship; meanwhile, Jessie has begun receiving messages telling her I'm on my way home.
As a translator, Jessie worries over what seems like the terrible responsibility of choosing the right words. It isn't exactly a matter of life and death, said her husband, but Jessie knows otherwise. This is a novel about communication and miscommunication and lives hanging in the balance (a child going missing, a boy in a coma, an unborn baby), occupying the fine line between life and death, between existing and not existing.
Wine, soft drinks and refreshments will be served at this event. Entry is free but places should be registered, speak to a bookseller now to secure yours! If you are unable to make it on the night, ask a bookseller about getting a signed copy, although these can't be guaranteed.
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