Launch Event: The Essence Of The Hour by Susan Furber: Thur Mar 4th 7pm FREE
Its 1941, the last summer of American innocence, and eighteen-year-old Lillie Carrigan is desperate to love and be loved, to lose her virginity, to experience her lifes great, epic romance. Preoccupied with whiskey and cigarettes, sex and Catholic guilt, Lillie unknowingly sets in motion events leading to death and estrangement from her two best friends. A decade on, Lillie is still haunted by the ghosts of that summer. Did she act solely out of youthful naivety and adolescent jealousy? Or perhaps there were darker forces at work: grief, guilt, sexual assault, and the double standards of her strict religious upbringing. Searching for patterns and meaning in the events of that year, and anxious to understand the person she has become, Lillie reflects on the darkness of her tarnished youth and confesses her sins. SUSAN FURBER WILL READ FROM AND DISCUSS HER NEW NOVEL ON ZOOM THURSDAY MARCH 4TH AT 7PM. IF YOU'D LIKE A LINK TO THIS EVENT PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO ORDERS@INK84BOOKSHOP.CO.UK AND WE'LL ADD YOU TO THE GUEST LIST.