AMINATTA FORNA

We are delighted to welcome back one of the most interesting literary writers at work today, Aminatta Forna. Here from her London home, she is the author of the Commonwealth Prize-winning novel, The Memory of Love, the novel, Ancestor Stone, and a memoir of her father and home country of Sierra Leone, The Devil That Danced on the Water. She is here tonight this a powerful novel set in Croatia, The Hired Man (Atlantic Monthly Press). "A masterful novel by a gifted writer lays bare the secrets and scars of past conflicts ... [Forna] reveals her story at a pace of measured suspense until it reads like a slow-burn thriller. Her prose quietly grips us by the throat and then tightens its hold. It is storytelling at its most taut." - Arifa Akbar, The Independent. "[A]n ingenious examination of the kind of ghosts that those with no experience of civil war are unable to see." - Frances Perraudin, The Observer.
Event date: 
Monday, October 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
98122 Seattle
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$24.00
ISBN: 9780802121912
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - October 2013