Literature, Talk

Jenn Ashworth and Kylie Whitehead in conversation with Naomi Booth. at Blackwell's Bookshop

Jenn Ashworth and Kylie Whitehead in conversation with Naomi Booth.
Blackwell’s Bookshop
19th October 2021

Price £5.00

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Book covers from authors Jenn Ashworth and Kylie Whitehead in conversation with Naomi Booth.
Jenn Ashworth and Kylie Whitehead in conversation with Naomi Booth.

Join Blackwell’s Bookshop for an evening celebrating two of their favourite novels of 2021 – Jenn Ashwoth’s GHOSTED: A LOVE STORY and ABSORBED by Kylie Whitehead. They’ll be chatting to author Naomi Booth (EXIT MANAGEMENT)

Jenn Ashworth – GHOSTED: A LOVE STORY (Sceptre)

A deeply affecting and unconventional love story, shot through with anger, black humour and grief.

One ordinary morning, Laurie’s husband Mark vanishes, leaving behind his phone and wallet. For weeks, she tells no one, carrying on her job as a cleaner at the local university, visiting her tricky, dementia-suffering father and holing up in her tower-block flat with a bottle to hand. When she finally reports Mark as missing, the police are suspicious. Why did she take so long? Wasn’t she worried?

It turns out there are many more mysteries in Laurie’s account of events, though not just because she glosses over the facts. At the time, she couldn’t explain much of her behaviour herself. But as she looks back on the ensuing wreckage – the friendships broken, the wild accusations she made, the one-night stand – she can see more clearly what lay behind it. And if it’s not too late, she can see how she might repair the damage and, most of all, forgive herself.

Kylie Whitehead – ABSORBED (New Ruins)

Allison has been with Owen since university. She’s given up on writing her novel and is working a dull office job at the local council now it feels like the only interesting thing about her is that she’s Owens girlfriend. But hes slipping away from her, and Allison has no idea who she’ll be without him. Panicking, she absorbs him… Soon Allison begins taking on Owens best qualities, becoming the person she always thought she should be. But is Owen all she needs to complete herself? Will Allison ever be a whole person?

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Books by all three authors will be available to purchase on the night and there will be a signing following the talk. If you would like a signed copy but cannot make it to the event, please contact Blackwell’s on 0161 274 3331 or manchester@blackwells.co.uk and they can arrange this for you. Covid-19 precautions will be adhered to in order to ensure the safety of attendees, authors and booksellers.

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