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August Book Group & Meet the Author: Iosi Havilio's Petite Fleur

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Blackwell's Bookshop

141 Percy Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE1 7RS

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For our August book group we will be reading and discussing Iosi Havilio's Petite Fleur - meeting on Wednesday, 23rd, at 6pm.

This month's book group will be incorporated into the author event that we are hosting with Iosi from 7pm, and book group members will get an exclusive hour with the author to discuss Petite Fleur.

About Petite Fleur:

Touches of Jodorowsky, Aira and Dostoyevsky as a house-husband finds he possesses a gruesome talent.

‘You'll read Petite Fleur in a single sitting, carried along by the lively rhythm and a wacky plot leavened by a blend of darkness and cruelty.’ Le Figaro

‘An absolute masterpiece’ Marie Claire France

‘Iosi Havilio has caused a literary storm in Argentina.’ The Independent

When José’s fireworks factory job ends explosively, his wife Laura returns to work. Recovering from his initial depression, he makes friends with his jazz-loving neighbor. But José uncovers a gruesome talent, and life, death and resurrection converge. Through one single, hypnotic paragraph, Havilio harnesses the unpredictability of Aira and the mysticism of Tolstoy in this discordant riff on suburban life.

How to join:

Our Book Group is free to join and to attend, and there's no need to book a ticket.

For more information please email Mariana (newcastle.events@blackwells.co.uk) to request to join our book group mailing list.

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