Jane Fraser: ‘Connective Tissue’
October 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm£7.50
Jane Fraser lives, works and writes fiction in a house facing the sea in the village of Llangennith, on the Gower Peninsula. Join Griffin Books at the newly refurbished Turner Gallery in Penarth, as we celebrate the publication of Jane’s second collection of short fiction, Connective Tissue.
Connective Tissue aims to define the sometimes indefinable and to give voice to those struggling to make sense of what life throws at them. There are those who travel in a continuous loop on London’s underground and those who dance at night with the departed. A woman confronts herself in a bedroom mirror after decades of denial and a widow finds comfort in an osteopath’s consulting room. And then there is a strange creature who falls to earth; dreams and portents; crows and folklore, and much more.
The stories are tragic and comi-tragic, but all reveal the strength and complexity of the human spirit. They bring poignant insights on grief, loss and longing and the depths and strangeness of the human psyche and how we manage to survive and just about cope.
Jane Fraser is an award-winning fiction writer. In 2017 she was a finalist for the Manchester Fiction Prize and in 2018 was a prize-winner for the Fish Memoir Prize. In 2019 she was selected as a Hay Festival Writer at Work and last year was awarded The Paul Torday Memorial Prize for her debut novel, Advent, published by Welsh women’s press, Honno. Jane has a PhD in Creative Writing from Swansea University and is co-director of NB:Design. She is a firm believer that there’s a right time in life to do things, rather than a right age.
Thursday 20 October
7.30 pm (doors 7.00 pm)
The Turner House Gallery, Plymouth Road, Penarth
Tickets: £7.50 including a discount on book purchases
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