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Short fiction book group – Independent Bookshop Week

17 June at 18:30 - 19:45

For Independent Bookshop Week, we have partnered with publisher And Other Stories.

Join us for a discussion of one our favourite short story collections, Black Vodka by Deborah Levy

‘Elisa said Yes and I said Yes. We said Yes in all the European languages. Yes. We said yes we said yes, yes to vague but powerful things, we said yes to hope which has to be vague, we said yes to love which is always blind, we smiled and said yes without blinking.’ (‘A Better Way to Live’)

How does love change us? And how do we change ourselves for love – or for lack of it? Ten stories by acclaimed author Deborah Levy explore these delicate, impossible questions. In Vienna, an icy woman seduces a broken man; in London, a bird mimics an old-fashioned telephone; in adland, a sleek copywriter becomes a kind of shaman. These are twenty-first century lives dissected with razor-sharp humour and curiosity, stories about what it means to live and love, together and alone.

We’ll meet at 6.30 in the upstairs private room of The Lansdown pub.

To sign up, pop in and buy a copy of Black Vodka or let us know if you need this delivered to you. If you already have a copy, we just ask that you buy a different book published by And Other Stories… have you read Boulder yet? You must.

From July, we plan to keep running a short fiction book group – discussing both short stories and novellas. Do let us know if you are interested. 


17 June
18:30 - 19:45
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Heron Books
0117 431 0616


The Lansdown
8 Clifton Road
Bristol, BS8 1AF United Kingdom
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