Launch: Above the Fat by Thomas Chadwick. With Michael Conley and Deirdre Shanahan.
22 November @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Please join us for the launch of ABOVE THE FAT, the debut short story collection by Thomas Chadwick (Splice). Chadwick’s stories have been shortlisted for the White Review prize and the Galley Beggar prize, and ABOVE THE FAT is one of this year’s “Book of the Month” selections for the Republic of Consciousness Prize.
Combining gentle lyricism with absurdity and biting humour, and finding poignancy in slippages between past, present, and foreboding future, these stories conjure up rare magic and cast a disorienting spell. Placid evenings distend into weeks of trouble before sundown, months of anxiety are distilled into a single heartbeat, and, from dawn to dusk, the duration of an entire day is neatly contained between the covers of a book.
To celebrate the launch of the collection, Thomas Chadwick will be reading live with support from Michael Conley (author of Flare and Falter, longlisted for this year’s Edge Hill Prize) and Deirdre Shanahan (author of Carrying Fire and Water, and winner of the Wasafiri New Writing Prize).