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Book Launch: Rules for Visiting

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The Second Shelf

14 Smith's Court

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Jessica Francis Kane in conversation with A N Devers about her new novel

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Join us in celebrating Jessica Francis Kane's novel, Rules for Visiting, to be published 6 June 2019 by Granta. Kane will be in conversation with A N Devers, the owner of The Second Shelf, to discuss her work and influences.

May is at a crossroads. Although her career as a gardener for the university is flourishing, the rest of her life has narrowed to a parched routine. Her father is elderly, her brother estranged, and she keeps her neighbours at arm's length. The missing element, she realises, might be friendship. As May sets off on a journey to visit four neglected friends one-by-one, she holds herself (and them) to humorously high standards, while at home she begins to confront the pain of her past and imagine for herself a different kind of future. May's quest becomes an exploration of the power, and perhaps limits, of modern friendship.

Jessica Francis Kane's first novel, The Report, was reviewed widely and chosen as one of the Best Reads 2012 for the Channel 4 TV Book Club. She is also the author of two story collections, Bending Heaven and This Close. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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