“The Abstainer”: Ian McGuire discusses his latest novel
|Dates:||28 September 2021|
|Times:||18:45 - 20:30|
|What is it:||Literature Live|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, General public, Post 16|
Acclaimed author Ian McGuire will be discussing his latest novel The Abstainer - an epic story of revenge and obsession.
Join for us an evening with acclaimed author Ian McGuire as he discusses his latest novel THE ABSTAINER with host John McAuliffe. They'll also be talking about the forthcoming BBC adaptation of Ian's Booker longlisted THE NORTH WATER starring Colin Farrell, Jack O’Connell and Stephen Graham.
About the book
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.
About the author
Ian McGuire grew up near Hull and studied at the University of Manchester and the University of Virginia, USA. In 2007 he co-founded the University of Manchester's Centre for New Writing. He is the author of Incredible Bodies and the 2016 Man Booker-longlisted novel, The North Water. The Abstainer is his third novel.
John McAuliffe is the Director of Creative Manchester and Professor of Poetry at the Centre for New Writing. He has released five collections of poetry with The Galley Press , most recently "The Kabul Olympics" (2020).
Doors 18.30, event starts 18.45
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