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The Edge of Solitude: Feminist eco-fiction with Katie Hale

04.07.2024 : 19:00 - 20:00
Lighthouse Bookshop, 43-45 West Nicolson Street, Edinburgh EH8 9DB
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Katie Hale

How do we choose between those we think we love, and the dying natural world?

Set in a time of acute climate crisis, The Edge of Solitude is a powerful novel about the collision of ambition and principle and its devastating repercussions. 

Fifty years after the collapse of the Antarctic Treaty, disgraced environmental activist Ivy Cunningham finds herself boarding a ship, recruited to a billionaire’s ambitious conservation project. We could not be more excited to welcome author Katie Hale to the bookshop to celebrate and unpick this astonishing novel!

Exhilarating, terrifying and thought-provoking at once, The Edge of Solitude is a story of climate emergency and human fallibility, of the clash of ambition and principle, and of the choices we make when we know that time is running out.

The writer: Hale won a Northern Debut Award for her recently published poetry collection, White Ghosts, which traces her maternal lineage and the legacies of slavery. She is a former MacDowell Fellow and winner of the Palette Poetry, Munster Chapbook and Aesthetica Creative Writing prizes. Her short fiction has been longlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, and she has held residency posts in seven countries. In addition, Hale is a core team member of the Writing Squad and a winner of the Northern Writers’ Award for Fiction. Her first novel was the terrific My Name is Monster.

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