The Debut Fiction Showcase: Sharlene Teo, Sophie Mackintosh and Caroline O’ Donoghue
Thursday 24th May 18:30 at London - Gower Street
The Debut Fiction Showcase is a quarterly event celebrating some of the best and brightest new literary talent, handpicked by our expert booksellers at Waterstones Gower Street.
Join us on May 24th for prosecco, canapes and literary merriment as our compere, literary critic and Bitch Lit co-host Lucy Scholes, introduces three exciting new novelists making their debuts this Summer: Sharlene Teo (Ponti), Sophie Mackintosh (The Water Cure) and Caroline O’ Donoghue (Promising Young Women).
Drinks and canapes from 6.30pm. Panel discussion begins at 7pm. All tickets include prosecco and canapes. BUY ONLINE, IN STORE OR BY PHONING 020 7636 1577.
About the Books
Set in the sticky heat of Singapore and spanning decades, Sharlene Teo’s Pontiis at once an astounding portrayal of the gaping loneliness of teenagehood, and a vivid exploration of how tragedy can make monsters of us. Ponti, has been praised by Ian McEwan as ‘remarkable’ and by Rowan Hisayo Buchanan as ‘darkly hilarious’.
Sophie Mackintosh’s The Water Cure is a hypnotic novel about suffering, sisterhood and transformation, set in a world where women are not safe in their bodies and desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. Compared variously to Margaret Atwood, Han Kang, Eimear McBride and Deborah Levy’s Hot Milk, The Water Cure has been described by Daisy Johnsonas 'Eerie, electric, beautiful.
Whipsmart, witty, and perfect for fans of Jami Attenberg and Sally Rooney, Caroline O’Donoghue’s Promising Young Women tells the story of Jane Peters, an adrift twenty-something by day, and a world-weary agony aunt by night. When an office party goes too far, Jane dissolves into the high-stakes world of being the Other Woman: a role she has the right advice for, but not the smarts to follow through on. What starts out as a drunken mistake quickly unravels as Jane discovers that sex and power go hand-in-hand, and that it's hard to keep your head when you've become someone else's dirty little secret.
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