Tessa Hadley: Late in the Day

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Tessa Hadley: Late in the Day
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Thu 26 March 2020
Thursday 26 March 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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About the book:

In Late in the Day, Tessa explores the lives of two close-knit couples who have been friends since their twenties. Alex and Christine live a quiet life, their daughter has left and they spend their time reading and painting, continuing to learn and expand their minds while stuck in their marriage. Zach and Lydia daughter has also left home and is studying art at university, Lydia's routine hasn’t changed; she still has little ambition and is very comfortable in the art world life Zach has built for them.

Alex, Christine and Lydia’s lives are pulled apart when Zach dies of a sudden heart attack. Grief-stricken Lydia moves into Christine and Alex’s home as she feels she can’t return to the one Zach built for them. They all mourn Zach and remember him as the kindest and most generous of them all, the glue that kept them together. But this loss doesn’t make that thirty year bond of friendship stronger but starts to rip it apart, opening up old entanglements and grievances from their past together.

About the author:

Tessa Hadley is the author of six highly acclaimed novels and three short-story collections. In 2016 she was awarded the Windham Campbell Prize and the Hawthornden Prize. She teaches literature and creative writing at Bath Spa University. Her stories appear regularly in The New Yorker, Granta and other magazines.

About the chair:

Elizabeth K Reeder is a writer and she teaches creative writing at University of Glasgow. Her next novel, An Archive of Happiness, will be published by Penned in the Margins in September 2020. Website: https://elizabethkreeder.com

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