Ian McGuire: The Abstainer (Online Blackwell's Event)
|Starts:||19:00 1 Oct 2020|
|Ends:||20:00 1 Oct 2020|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|How much:||£17 for Ticket and a copy of The Abstainer / £5 Ticket only|
Join acclaimed North Water author Ian McGuire at an Blackwell's online event, as he talks about his new novel, The Abstainer - an epic story of revenge and obsession.
About this Event
Manchester, 1867. Two men, haunted by their pasts. Driven by the need for justice. Blood begets blood.
Stephen Doyle arrives in Manchester from New York. He is an Irish-American veteran of the Civil War and a member of the Fenians, a secret society intent on ending British rule in Ireland, by any means necessary. Now he has come to seek vengeance.
James O'Connor has fled grief and drink in Dublin for a sober start in Manchester as Head Constable. His mission is to discover and thwart the Fenians' plans. When his long-lost nephew arrives on his doorstep, he never could have foreseen how this would imperil his fragile new life - or how his and Doyle's fates would come to be intertwined.
The rebels will be hanged at dawn, and their brotherhood is already plotting revenge.
Ian will be in conversation with John McAuliffe, Professor of Poetry at The University of Manchester.
Tickets are priced at £5 each or you can buy a ticket with a copy of The Abstainer for £17.
You will be sent an email with details of how to join this online event shortly before it starts. Please note you must download Zoom to gain access to the event and use the same email address to log in that you used to book your tickets.
Please book your tickets through Eventbrite.
Price: £17 for Ticket and a copy of The Abstainer / £5 Ticket only
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