May 6, 2013

James Kelman spoke about his book, Mo Said She Was Quirky, at Politics & Prose on Monday, May 6, 2013.

The new novel from the Scottish Man Booker-winning author of How Late it Was, How Late chronicles one twenty-four-hour span in the lives of Helen and her family. Poor, working class, sensitive to injustice and seeing it everywhere, Helen, in Kelman’s richly evocative prose, offers a candid look at today’s struggling Glaswegians.

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ISBN: 9781590516003
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Published: Other Press - April 23rd, 2013

March 17, 2013

Mike McCormack spoke about his book, Notes From a Coma, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Heralded from his earliest fiction, the short story collection Getting it in the Head, as a darkly original writer, McCormack richly realizes his promise in his third book. Examining questions of identity through the prisms of social justice and cutting-edge technology, the novel follows JJ, a Romanian orphan raised by adoptive parents in Ireland, who volunteers for an experimental program using induced coma as an alternative for incarceration.

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ISBN: 9781616952327
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Published: Soho Press - March 5th, 2013

March 15, 2013

Taiye Selasi spoke about her book, Ghana Must Go, at Politics & Prose on Friday, March 15, 2013.

The death of the patriarch is the catalyst for the Sai family’s reunion and regeneration in Selasi’s accomplished debut novel. Dr. Sai was an admired surgeon but his private life left pain and secrets in its wake. As his far-flung adult children return to their mother in Ghana, the narrative traces their different ways of coming to terms with their memories.

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ISBN: 9780143124979
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Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2014