‘Orpheus Builds a Girl’ with Heather Parry
Wed 12 Oct 2022
7:00pm at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, 13-15 John Street, Bath, BA1 2JL
Doors at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Tickets include author interview, a glass of wine and a 15% discount on any books in the shop on the night.
We’re thrilled to welcome award-winning writer Heather Parry to Mr B’s, to chat to us about her incredible and long-awaited debut novel Orpheus Builds a Girl. Based on a chilling true story, this is a novel of sisterly love, sinister obsession, and the battle for control.
Wilhelm von Tore is dying. As he looks back on his life he reflects on his upbringing in Dresden, his beloved Grandmother and his medical career during the second world war. But mostly he remembers his darling Luci, the great love of his life, his dark-haired beauty promised to him in a dream years before they met. If only he could restore his lost love to her body.
But this is not the whole truth. There is also another voice; Gabriela, sister of Luci, who wants to set the record straight. She can never forget the madman who ripped her sister from the grave…
Dark, provocative and full of gothic eeriness, this promises to be the perfect Mr B’s event to get you in the mood for Halloween!
‘Heather Parry is a literary star of the future. I’ve been a fan of her writing for years, and this novel is all I hoped for and more. Bold, sinister and debate-provoking’ Kirsty Logan, author of Things We Say in the Dark
‘Heather Parry is terrifyingly brilliant, one of the most interesting and talented British writers to emerge in recent memory. Orpheus Builds a Girl is a sinister dark flower of a book, both intoxicating and beautiful’ Camilla Grudova, author of Children of Paradise