Of Love and Gravity with GJ Martin
Tuesday 18th September 18:00 at Nottingham
Garry J Martin will join us in the Sillitoe Room to talk to bookseller Dan Donson about his brand new novel, Of Love and Gravity, at this very special launch event.
Of Love and Gravity unravels the tangled alliances made between Men and Woman, Nature and Art. A passionate young painter, Laurie McPhee, is so engrossed in trapping the moments of wonder on the Hebridean islands of his home that Valerie, his new wife of barely a year, leaves him alone with his little pieces of land, eventually to marry her tutor, the mature and urbane Iain Stewart, the painter’s mentor and agent.
Iain is nervous in his possession, especially when he sees the Island Books, a vivid account of the Eden-like existence lived by his young wife and his protégé on the tiny island of Oronsay. Anxious that he must have been a disappointment to Valerie, Iain seeks the truth in their shared pasts and possible futures but finds only contradiction and illusion.
Garry John Martin was born in Burton upon Trent in 1948 and educated at the local Grammar School and Art College. He attended Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he read English.
Eager to be reunited with literature once more, he wrote for Yachting and Boating Weekly for a year or so, documenting a sailing trip that took him halfway around the world. He has made a number of radio broadcasts, once describing his experiences in Kurdish Iraq immediately after the first Gulf War. The journal of that journey became the basis of the novel, A Sane Asylum.
He visited India intending to write a book about Avatars but produced instead The Boy who Made God Smile.
To date, G J Martin has written a dozen novels and three plays.
Tickets to this event are free, but please reserve your place by speaking to a bookseller now!
Wine and light refreshments will be served at this event.
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