Olive, Again with Elizabeth Strout
Tue 12 Nov 2019
7:00pm at Walcot House, 90.b Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BG
Doors open 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Ticket includes a glass of wine, author interview and book signing and 15% off all books on the night. If you are purchasing a student ticket please bring student ID with you on the night.
Prepare yourselves for an evening with Elizabeth Strout, one of the giants of modern American literature… and her most iconic character.
Olive’s back. And she’s still very much Olive.
‘Olive, Again’ takes us back to Crosby, Maine, and to the wonderful, blunt, forthright, compassionate and troubled hero of Elizabeth’s brilliant, Pulitzer-winning novel ‘Olive Kitteridge’. But Olive has grown old now, and she can hardly believe it’s happened. She’s finding it hard to come to terms with the life she’s led and needs to find a way to negotiate the little bit of it she has left to live.
‘Olive, Again’ does what Elizabeth’s novels always do – it gets to the painful, tender, loving, beating heart of small town America. We meet a glorious cast of characters whose lives have been touched in some way – good and bad – by Olive. And we also find an Olive who, though her abrasive and honest nature is still the same, seems ready to reflect on her life and to question the effect she has had on those she loves.
Join us for what promises to be a special evening by one of the truly great authors of our time.
This event has been sponsored by our friends at Tollgate Fire and Security, who generously contributed to our crowdfunding initiative to help expand Mr B’s back in early 2019.Tollgate Fire and Security is a leading, independent security organisation established in Bath in 1989.