19.00 Tues 22nd March: Karen Joy Fowler - Booth
Posted by: Dulwich Books
15 February, 2022 15:06
Tues 22nd March: Karen Joy Fowler - Booth
Join bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler as she discusses her brilliant new novel, Booth, an epic and intimate novel about the theatrical family behind one of the most infamous figures in American history: Abraham Lincoln's assassinator, John Wilkes Booth.
The infamous and ill-fated Booths are a family of thespians, drinkers and dreamers divided by the issue of their day, one that is tearing the US nation in two. Junius is the patriarch, a celebrated Shakespearean actor who fled bigamy charges in England, at once both a mesmerising talent and a man of terrifying instability.
As his children grow up in a remote farmstead in 1830s rural Baltimore, the country draws ever closer to the boiling point of secession and civil war. Of the six Booth siblings who survive to adulthood, each has their own dreams they must fight to realise, both on the stage and off it - but it is Johnny who makes the terrible decision that will change the course of history - the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Booth is a riveting novel focused on the very things that bind, and break, a family.
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014, won the PEN/Faulkner Prize and has sold over half a million copies. www.karenjoyfowler.com
Location: Dulwich Books, 6 Croxted Road, West Dulwich, SE21 8SW
Time: 19.00 – 20.30
Price: £8 (Admission) / £23 (Admission + copy of Booth, RRP £18.99)
Ticket link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/karen-joy-fowler-booth-tickets-268052250497
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