Jon McGregor is probably Nottinghamshire’s major literary novelist. At this online launch he will be reading from Lean Fall Stand from the room in Bromley House where he started writing the book, followed by a conversation with Deirdre O’Byrne from Five Leaves. There will be the opportunity to ask questions.
Lean Fall Stand is the highly-anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13. When an Antarctic research expedition goes wrong, the consequences are far-reaching – for the men involved and for their families back home. Robert ‘Doc’ Wright, a veteran of Antarctic field work, holds the clues to what happened, but he is no longer able to communicate them. While Anna, his wife, navigates the sharp contours of her new life as a carer, Robert is forced to learn a whole new way to be in the world.
Jon McGregor returns with a stunning novel that tenderly unpicks the notion of heroism and explores the human impulse to tell our stories – even when words fail us. A meditation on the line between sacrifice and selfishness, this is a story of the courage it can take just to get through the day.
A joint event with Bromley House Library.
Prior to publication we are offering signed and dedicated copies of his new book from our webshop.
This event is free – register via Eventbrite.