A Night In With Bryan Washington | Online Event
8:00PM, Monday, March 22, 2021
Venue: Online Streamed Production
THIS IS AN ONLINE LIVE STREAMED PRODUCTION FOR YOU TO WATCH AT HOME To mark the publication of 'Memorial'. From the winner of the 2020 Dylan Thomas Prize comes a true tour de force: wryly funny and gently devastating, Bryan Washington's debut novel 'Memorial' (for which the film rights have been bought by A24, producers of Moonlight) is about family in all its strange forms, becoming who you're supposed to be, and the outer limits of love. Benson and Mike are two young guys who have been together for a few years - good years - but now they're not sure why they're still a couple. There's the sex, sure, and the meals Mike cooks for Benson, and, well, they love each other. But when Mike finds out his estranged father is dying in Osaka just as his acerbic Japanese mother, Mitsuko, arrives for a visit, Mike picks up and flies across the world to say goodbye. In Japan he undergoes an extraordinary transformation, discovering the truth about his family and his past, while back home, Mitsuko and Benson are stuck living together as unconventional roommates - an absurd domestic situation that ends up meaning more to each of them than they ever could have predicted... Join the author in conversation as he explores the timely themes of his novel: race, sexuality, grief, trauma, and class. Bryan will consider his inspiration for the story, writing from places and positions that we haven’t historically seen in literature, and the importance of the first-person narrative to the plot – the art of shifting perspectives so that the reader is able to inhabit the story from two sides. Funny and profound, this is an evening you do not want to miss about everything in life that matters. 'A new vision for the 21st century novel... This book made me happy.' Ocean Vuong PLEASE NOTE: BY PURCHASING A TICKET TO THIS EVENT YOU ARE AGREEING FOR DARLINGTON HIPPODROME TO SHARE YOUR BOOKING DETAILS WITH FANE ONLINE WHO WILL BE IN CONTACT WITH FURTHER DETAILS ON THE LIVE STREAM AND BOOK PURCHASES. The event will initially be broadcast on Monday 22 March at 8pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed worldwide. If ordering a book we will need to have your postal address as part of the booking process. Books will be sent out on the day of the event or very shortly after. Tickets are for a family / bubble living together and bookers will be sent a single link to view on a single device. Tickets go off sale on Friday 19 March.