San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Join us at Looking Glass Books on Wednesday 22nd April from 6.30pm to celebrate the publication of Catherine Chanter's exciting new debut novel
When Ruth Ardingly and her family first drive up from London in their grime-encrusted car and view The Well, they are enchanted by a jewel of a place, a farm that appears to offer everything the family are searching for. An opportunity for Ruth. An escape for Mark. A home for their grandson Lucien. But The Well's unique glory comes at a terrible price, and quickly Ruth's paradise becomes a prison, Mark's dream a recurring nightmare, and Lucien's playground a grave.
With the pace of a thriller and the heart of a literary smash hit, The Well is a dark and devastating tale of obsession, motherhood and the complexity of female relationships, wrapped inside a gripping whodunit.
“There was so much that impressed me . . . The Well asks us where do we seek refuge, and why? And perhaps it shows us that what is left, after all is suffered, is love. Battered, weathered, at the end of the novel it comes cresting over the hill, a herald of relief. Bravo that woman. I loved this book!” - JESSIE BURTON, author of THE MINIATURIST
“The Well has the pulse of a thriller combined with a futuristic evocation of a Big Brother society and an Ibsenite fable of humans faced with limited resources. It is so astoundingly assured that I wondered if AS Byatt had adopted a pseudonym.” - ALLISON PEARSON
Catherine Chanter was born and raised in the West Country. She has written for BBC Radio 4 and has had short stories and poetry published in a wide range of anthologies and publications. She won the Yeovil Poetry Prize in 2010. The Well is her first novel and won the 2013 Lucy Cavendish Prize for Unpublished Fiction. Catherine has a Masters, with distinction, in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes University.
Catherine will chat about and read from her book, followed by a book-signing.
This event is free but booking is essential. Reserve your place today via EventBrite, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, calling 0131 229 2902 or popping in to the shop.