The largest Book Give Away Ever attempted!
World Book Night at the Grant Bradley Gallery
Hosted by the Bard of Windmill Hill Trevor Carter
Saturday 5th March 2011
Join us this Saturday 5.30 - 7pm at The Grant Bradley Gallery to collect your FREE copy of Margaret Atwood’s The Blind Assassin
Laura Chase’s older sister Iris, married at eighteen to a politically prominent industrialist but now poor and eighty-two, is living in Port Ticonderoga, a town dominated by their once-prosperous family before the First War. While coping with her unreliable body, Iris reflects on her far from exemplary life, in particular the events surrounding her sister’s tragic death. Chief among these was the publication of The Blind Assassin, a novel which earned the dead Laura Chase not only notoriety but also a devoted cult following.
Sexually explicit for its time, The Blind Assassin describes a risky affair in the turbulent thirties between a wealthy young woman and a man on the run. During their secret meetings in rented rooms, the lovers concoct a pulp fantasy set on Planet Zycron. As the invented story twists through love and sacrifice and betrayal, so does the real one; while events in both move closer to war and catastrophe. By turns lyrical, outrageous, formidable, compelling and funny, this is a novel filled with deep humour and dark drama.
The evening’s events will also include:
- A live set by local singer song writer Barry Walsh
- Performance poetry by the Bard of Windmill Hill Trevor Carter
- Readings from the Blind Assassin
- A chance to meet and discuss your favourite books
- A display of local publishers books
If you are interested in doing a short presentation on your favourite book or reading, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please contact Trevor Carter email@example.com to tell us about your choice of book and arrange a slot. We look forward to hearing from you!
DRINKS & REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED!!!