Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 18:30

Herne Hill Bookshop, 289 Railton Road, London SE24 0LY

Jayne Joso | Work in Progress Reading, Herne Hill Books

Join Jayne Joso for a rare work in progress reading of her new novel I Fed the Birds where you will be free to ask her about the process of construction and writing, the challenges and the moments of breakthrough. I Fed the Birds is an attempt to explore an elderly marriage in which out-dated social and marital values push two people entirely out of shape, and, when dementia emerges, pulls focus so tight, it burns all in its path. The novel engages closely with issues of identity, compassionately exploring dimensions of self and what it means for any of us to feel ‘whole’. Jayne has published two novels for Seren, My Falling Down House (2016) and From Seven to the Sea and a collection of short stories, Japan Stories (2021).