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Maylis de Kerangal at the Chorleywood Festival

  • The Junction Christ Church, Chorleywood WD3 5SG UNITED KINGDOM (map)
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Join Chorleywood Bookshop for an afternoon with Wellcome Book Prize-winning author Maylis de Kerangal. Maylis’ novel Mend the Living, tells the story of young surfer, a terrible accident, and the journey of a heart from one life to another. It is a beautiful and life-affirming read, longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016, and adapted into a major French film, directed by Katell Quillévéré last year.

Her first and only other novel to appear in English translation, Birth of a Bridge, was published in 2015. It describes the building of a giant suspension bridge across a fictional Californian river, under the direction of an ego-driven, power-drunk mayor, whose greed and fallibility will be frighteningly recognisable to anyone with a passing acquaintance with the news . . .

Tickets include a copy of Mend the Living. Reserve them here!