Best-selling American novelist Lily King introduces her poignant and wry funny new novel, Writers & Lovers, which has been lauded by fellow writers including Ann Patchett, Elizabeth Strout and Madeline Miller.
Casey has ended up back in Massachusetts after a devastating love affair. Her mother has just died and she is knocked sideways by grief and loneliness. Her one constant is the novel she has been writing for six years, but at thirty-one she is in debt and directionless – it’s strange, not be the youngest kind of adult anymore. And then, one evening, she meets Silas. He is kind, handsome, interested. But only a few weeks later, Oscar walks into her restaurant, his two boys in tow. He is older, grieving the loss of his wife, and wrapped up in his own creativity. Suddenly Casey finds herself at the point of a love triangle, torn between two very different relationships that promise two very different futures.
Moving and funny, Writers and Lovers explores the terrifying and exhilarating leap between the end of one phase of life and the beginning of another.
Chaired by Rebecca Wilkie, New Writing North.
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