Adam Biles, Feeding Time
Thursday 24 November, 6.30pm
In conversation with Laura Keeling
Feeding Time is the story of a rebellion in an old people’s home – or perhaps, more pertinently, of a rebellion of people who just happen to be old. The characters in Feeding Time are as funny, annoying, sharp, deranged, loving, and infinitely various as everyone else. They deserve dignity, and they know it – which makes it all the more imperative that something is done about the appalling conditions in Green Oaks. This is a deeply humane book about the triumph of the human spirit, and a blast of rage against the dying of the light.
Chosen by The Observer as a Fiction Pick for 2016 and described as a ‘scintillating novel of ideas’, Feeding Time is a debut like no other: a blast of rage against the dying of the light.
£5/£3 concessions, booking advised
Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Extracts are available in advance but prior knowledge of the texts is not essential. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. In partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.
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