Colin Thubron : Night of Fire, 22 octobre 2016 14:00, Bishop’s Palace & Gardens
In his first novel for 15 years, the award-winning novelist and travel writer presents a searing, poetic masterpiece of memory. A house is burning. Its six tenants and their shadowy landlord are trapped. All they have left are their very disparate memories – of an African refugee camp, Greek Orthodox monasteries and the cremation-grounds of India. Passion and obsession loom and shift as each tells their tale, each in their different ways haunted by memories that play around the edges of these stories. Thubron’s writing is beautiful and lyrical as he considers the fate of memory. Will memories always be destroyed? Or can they somehow survive?
“He writes with impressive directness and simplicity at moments of passion.”
This event is kindly supported by Golden Bottle Trust