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We regularly hold events at our bookshop such as readings and book signings.

OUT OF THE WOODS: LUKE TURNER in conversation with MICHAEL AMHERST

Wednesday, 6 March 2019 at 7.00pm

We are thrilled to announce that Luke Turner will be appearing at the shop on Wednesday 6 March 2019 to read from and talk about his new memoir OUT OF THE WOODS (published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson). He will be joined in conversation by Michael Amherst, author of Go the Way Your Blood Beats.

Tickets are £5 (includes a glass of wine). For booking please email: books@broadwaybookshophackney.com or call:
020 7241 1626

Signed copies of Out of the Woods will be available to buy at the event.

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About the book:

A fierce, poignant and highly original memoir about sexuality, shame and the lure of the trees.

After the disintegration of the most significant relationship of his life, the demons Luke Turner has been battling since childhood are quick to return - depression and guilt surrounding his identity as a bisexual man, experiences of sexual abuse, and the religious upbringing that was the cause of so much confusion. It is among the trees of London's Epping Forest where he seeks refuge. But once a place of comfort, it now seems full of unexpected, elusive threats that trigger twisted reactions.

No stranger to compulsion, Luke finds himself drawn again and again to the woods, eager to uncover the strange secrets that may be buried there as he investigates an old family rumour of illicit behaviour. Away from a society that still struggles to cope with the complexities of masculinity and sexuality, Luke seeks to accept the duality that has been the cause of so much unrest in his life - and reconcile the expectations of others with his own way of being.

Out of the Woods is a dazzling, devastating and highly original memoir about the irresistible yet double-edged potency of the forest, and the possibility of learning to find peace in the grey areas of life.

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Praise:

"Out of the Woods is a brave and beautiful book, electrifying on sex and nature, religion and love. No one is writing quite like this. I'm so glad Luke Turner exists." — Olivia Laing, author of The Lonely City

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About the author:

Luke Turner is a writer, editor and curator based in London. He co-founded and edits the influential online music publication The Quietus and regularly writes on music, culture and place for a variety of magazines, websites and broadcasters. Out of the Woods is his first book.

You can follow Luke on Twitter: @LukeTurnerEsq

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Michael Amherst is the author of Go the Way Your Blood Beats (published by Repeater Books), winner of the 2019 Stonewall Book Award—Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Book Award. His short fiction has appeared in publications including The White Review and Contrappasso and been longlisted for the BBC Opening Lines and Bath Short Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Bridport Prize. His essays and reviews have appeared in the Guardian, New Statesman, Attitude, the Spectator and Versopolis: European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture, among others. He is a recipient of an award from Arts Council England and is currently working on a novel as part of a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London.

ISLAND SONG: A Talk with author Madeleine Bunting

Wednesday, 1 May 2019 at 7.00pm

We're excited to announce that writer and journalist Madeleine Bunting will be appearing at the shop on Wednesday 1 May 2017 to read from and talk about her new novel, ISLAND SONG (published by Granta).

Tickets are £5 (includes a glass of wine). For booking please email: books@broadwaybookshophackney.com or call:
020 7241 1626

Signed copies of Island Song will be available to buy at the event.

Further details to follow...

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