‘Trespasses’ with Louise Kennedy
Wed 05 Apr 2023
7:00pm at Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights, 14-15 John St, Bath, BA1 2JL
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We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Louise Kennedy to Mr B’s to discuss her sensational debut novel, Trespasses, as it arrives in paperback.
It’s rare for a book to come along and completely captivate so many of our booksellers, but Trespasses entirely won our hearts. The most acclaimed novel of the year in 2022, Trespasses was selected as book of the year by The Sunday Times, Guardian, Telegraph, New Statesman, Irish Times, Irish Independent and The Times. It is at once a tender depiction of an affair that spans the religious and political divide in Northern Ireland, and shocking novel about ordinary people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times.
About the Book:
One by one, she undid each event, each decision, each choice.
If Davy had remembered to put on a coat.
If Seamie McGeown had not found himself alone on a dark street.
If Michael Agnew had not walked through the door of the pub on a quiet night in February in his white shirt.
There is nothing special about the day Cushla meets Michael, a married man from Belfast, in the pub owned by her family. But here, love is never far from violence, and this encounter will change both of their lives forever.
As people get up each morning and go to work, school, church or the pub, the daily news rolls in of another car bomb exploded, another man beaten, killed or left for dead. In the class Cushla teaches, the vocabulary of seven-year-old children now includes phrases like ‘petrol bomb’ and ‘rubber bullets’. And as she is forced to tread lines she never thought she would cross, tensions in the town are escalating, threatening to destroy all she is working to hold together.
‘Like Sally Rooney mixed with a political thriller’ RUSSELL KANE
‘Intense, unflinchingly honest, it broke my heart a million times’ MARIAN KEYES
‘Absolutely loved it’ MAX PORTER
‘A beautiful, devastating novel’ NICK HORNBY
A 2022 BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR: THE TIMES * SUNDAY TIMES * GUARDIAN * TELEGRAPH * NEW STATESMAN * DAILY MAIL * IRISH TIMES * IRISH INDEPENDENT * BELFAST TELEGRAPH