If you are stuck for something to do on Monday 14th September, pop into Stokey Books for a reading of a powerful debut novel by emerging Stoke Newington talent, Alistair Morgan.

Sleeper’s Wake is being published by Granta who are expecting great things from Alistair in future so come along and be one of the first to hear him read.

The reading starts at 8:00pm and is hosted by the N16 Writers and Readers group. Cost is a bargain £2.50 which includes a glass of wine.

About Sleeper’s Wake

When John Wraith kills his wife and child in a car accident he escapes to a South African coastal town where he meets a family who are also grieving over the violent loss of their mother. Both families traumatised by loss should help each other overcome their grief, but as Wraith’s obsession with the promiscuous teenage daughter turns into an obsession, with disastrous results. A brilliant book that makes us look at family, loss and the dark motivations of the human soul.

Reviews

‘A brutal, brilliant examination of loss and obsession. Sleeper’s Wake is a razor-sharp psychological thriller to boot’ – Big Issue

‘The novel maps the grief of two families and is often extremely powerful’ – The Times