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Novel Writers: Megan Hunter

The End We Start From

Novel Writers/
Thu 23 November 2017
18:30-20:00
Spike Island
Price: £5/ £3

Novel Writers: Megan Hunter

The End We Start From

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Thu 23 November 2017,
18:30-20:00
Spike Island
Price: £5/ £3

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books.

In the midst of a mysterious environmental crisis, as London is submerged below flood waters, a woman gives birth to her first child, Z. This is a story of new motherhood in a terrifying setting: a familiar world made dangerous and unstable, its people forced to become refugees. Startlingly beautiful, Megan Hunter’s The End We Start From is a gripping novel that paints an imagined future as realistic as it is frightening. And yet, though the country is falling apart around them, this family’s world – of new life and new hope – sings with love.

An effective, unusual and ambitious debut, which keeps the reader pinned to the page – Guardian

A haunting dystopian tale unlike any you’ve read before. … Poetic, precise, and surprisingly full of warmth, this is a beautiful story about the first months of motherhood and the places where hope springs, even in the darkest of times. – AnOther magazine

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Booking advised. Please note that there are online booking fees. Alternatively contact Spike Island on 0117 929 2266 or visit in person to purchase tickets. Spike Island is open 9am to 5pm weekdays, and 12 to 5pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Refunds are only available if an event is cancelled.

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