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GLIDE - Book Launch, Talk and Signing

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12 Hagley Road

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Stourbridge

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Join author Alison Jean Lester and photographic collaborator Andrew Gurnett for the launch of Alison's latest novel Glide.

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On Thursday, 11 Nov 2021 from 19:30 to 21.00, at General Office Gallery, upstairs at 12 Hagley Road, Stourbridge, DY8 1PS, Alison and Andrew will be talking about their collaboration on the novel Glide.

There will also be a reading, and they will be signing and selling copies of the book. Beautiful art prints of the photographs from the novel will be on show and available to buy as well.

It’s November in Massachusetts. Leo Coffin is making a birthday cake for his wife, Liv, due home soon from a trip to Norway, when a stranger comes to the door claiming to be Liv’s half-brother, Morten. Too polite to make the stranger wait until Liv is home before letting him in, Leo unleashes a troubling, fascinating force into his quiet life. When Liv returns, unable to separate fact from fiction, Leo is forced to live with mystery upon mystery, as well as a secret he’s been keeping himself. Can his marriage survive the fiction? Can it survive the truth?

"This psychologically sharp, suspenseful drama is a fascinating look at the fragility of marriage and kept me guessing until the very end. A fine mystery indeed." - Neil Humphreys - Author of Bloody Foreigners

"An unputdownable story of suspense, secrets and lies. Alison Jean Lester is a wonderful writer and Glide is a wonderful novel." - Anne-Marie Casey - Screenwriter and author of An Englishwoman in New York

"Glide is a novel with all the building menace of the best Stephen King told with the style and compassion of Ann Patchett. The book is as revealing as one of Leo’s photographs: full of choices, perfectly observed details, and, at the core, a deeply human truth." - Chris Huntington - Author of Mike Tyson Slept Here

"There is a mystery and a mysteriousness to Glide. It is a perfect example of Lester’s gift for making you feel like she’s sharing secrets. She conjures up richness and depth from the simplest of sentences, and takes you far beyond the corners of the setting into the complex heart of human relationships." - Niall Johnson - Screenwriter and director of Keeping Mum

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