Sarah Moss with Max Porter on The Tidal Zone at LRB
Sarah Moss will be reading from and talking about her fifth novel The Tidal Zone (Granta) an exploration of parental love, illness and recovery. She will be in conversation with Max Porter, Granta editor and author of Grief is a Thing With Feathers (Faber and Faber), winner of the 2016 Dylan Thomas Prize.
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Sarah Moss at Port Eliot
Sarah Moss is the author of five novels. Her latest, The Tidal Zone, is an unflinching portrait of family life. Adam is a stay-at-home dad who is also working on a history of the bombing and rebuilding of Coventry Cathedral. He is a good man and he is happy. But one day, he receives a call from his daughter's school to inform him that, for no apparent reason, fifteen-year-old Miriam has collapsed and stopped breathing. In that moment, he is plunged into a world of waiting, agonising, not knowing. The story of his life and the lives of his family are rewritten and re-told around this shocking central event, around a body that has inexplicably failed. In this exceptionally courageous contemporary novel Sarah Moss goes where most of us wouldn't dare to look, and the result is riveting, unbearably sad, but also miraculously funny and ultimately hopeful. The Tidal Zone explores parental love, overwhelming fear, illness and recovery. It is about clever teenagers and the challenges of marriage. It is about the NHS, academia, sex and gender in the twenty-first century, the work-life juggle, and the politics of packing lunches and loading dishwashers. It confirms Sarah Moss as a unique voice in modern fiction and a writer of luminous intelligence.
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