• An Evening with Susan Finlay

  • Wed, 08-05-2019 at 18:30
  • Waterstones Nottingham
    1/5 Bridlesmith Gate
    NG1 2GR Nottingham
An Evening with Susan Finlay - Waterstones Nottingham - Nottingham

Nottingham's own Susan Finlay has written Our Lady of Everything - 'a funny and affecting portrait of modern Britain in all its kaleidoscopic glory' (Laura Kaye, author of English Animals), and she will be celebrating its release here in store!Join us in the Sillitoe Room for an interview, reading, audience Q&A and book signing with Susan.OUR LADY OF EVERYTHINGMargaret O'Shea never thought she'd find herself praying for the life of an English soldier. But with her grandson Eoin fighting in Iraq, Margaret can't do anything but say the rosary and hope that he comes home unscathed. His fiancee Katarzyna is a good Catholic girl, even if she goes to Nottingham's Polish church rather than its Irish one.What Margaret doesn't know is that Kathy's way of coping with Eoin's absence goes beyond prayer or reading horoscopes. Her friend David has been studying Chaos Magic to distract himself from his new post-PhD career selling figurines of rat men to acne-ridden teenagers and wants Kathy to participate in his Rite of Internet Love.But everyone gets more chaos than they bargained for when a video of a wounded Iraqi and a soldier who looks a lot like Eoin starts circulating.This is a sharp, wry and moving debut novel about love, faith and what normal people do when they don't have any of the answers. ELLE Ones to Watch 2019: 'A charming, quirky novel set in mid-2000s Nottingham about multicultural life, love and faith ... It's refreshing to see a novel that focuses the lens on regional identities and makes Nottingham a major character within the story.' Elle'A poignant character-driven novel about love, faith and searching for answers in our modern times.' Culturefly Further details: 0115 9470069