The Vaster Wilds with Lauren Groff in conversation with Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Thu 12 Oct 2023
7:00pm at Walcot House, 90B Walcot St, Bath BA1 5BG
Book + Ticket gives you a free ticket with a copy of the book, all tickets include 15% off any books purchased on the night, author interview, Q&A and signing.
We could not be more excited to welcome Lauren Groff, all the way from the US, to talk to us about her incredible new novel – The Vaster Wilds.
The Mr B’s team are long-time fans of Lauren’s novels, most recently with the bestselling Matrix. Now she brings us The Vaster Wilds, the unforgettable story of a spirited young servant girl, fighting for survival in the lonely wilderness of 17th century America. Already one of our team’s books of 2023, this is an event not to be missed.
Lauren will be in conversation with Kiran Millwood Hargrave, bestselling author of The Mercies.
About the Book:
A servant girl escapes from a settlement. She carries nothing with her but her wits, a few possessions, and the spark of god that burns hot within her. What she finds is beyond the limits of her imagination and will bend her belief of everything that her own civilization has taught her.
The Vaster Wilds is a work of raw and prophetic power that tells the story of America in miniature, through one girl at a hinge point in history, to ask how -and if – we can adapt quickly enough to save ourselves.
I could not stop reading. A haunting, thrilling, gripping and rich. An unputdownable adventure, a mystery and a strange beautiful redemption — Naomi Alderman
Groff is a mastermind, a masterpiece creator, an intoxicating magician. I wait with impatience for every book and I am always surprised and delighted.The Vaster Wilds feels like her bravest yet, hallucinatory, divine, beyond belief but also entirely human — Daisy Johnson
A worker of wonders — Madeline Miller