Image showing novelist Molly Aitken

Novel Writers: Molly Aitken

The Island Child

Novel Writers/
Thu 14 May 2020

Online

Novel Writers: Molly Aitken

The Island Child

Image showing novelist Molly Aitken
Thu 14 May 2020,

Online

This event will be live-streamed on the Spike Island website. There is no need to book or register. Watch here.

Our Novel Writers series invites debut novelists 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.

This May, Molly Aitken introduces her debut novel The Island Child. The Island Child tells two stories: of the girl who grew up watching births and betrayals, storms and secrets, and of the adult Oona, desperate to find a second chance, only to discover she can never completely escape. As the strands of Oona’s life come together, in blood and marriage and motherhood, she must accept the price we pay when we love what is never truly ours…

Rich, haunting and rooted in Irish folklore, The Island Child is a spellbinding debut novel about identity and motherhood, freedom and fate, and the healing power of stories.

Chaired by Bristol-based writer Sian Norris.

 

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