Book Launch: Eight Pieces of Silva

Gay's the Word bookshop is delighted to be hosting the book launch for Patrice Lawrence's Eight Pieces of Silva, her fourth young adult novel


Thursday 6th August, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

  • Book Launch
  • Online event


About the Event

About this Event
We are delighted to be hosting the book launch for Patrice Lawrence's Eight Pieces of Silva, her fourth young adult novel, on Thursday 6th August at 7pm. The event will be broadcast live from Gay's the Word bookshop where Patrice will be interviewed by writer and editor Leah Cowan, formerly of gal-dem. A short Q&A with the online audience will follow their conversation!


Personalised and signed copies of Eight Pieces of Silva by Patrice Lawrence (Hachette, £7.99) will be available for pre-order via email. Please send your order to sales@gaystheword.co.uk with 'EIGHT PIECES OF SILVA' in the subject line. Signed copies will also be available after the event. In store collection and shipping (£3/order) are both available.


Copies of "I Will Not Be Erased": Our Stories of Growing Up As People of Colour by gal-dem (Walker, £7.99) will also be available to order via sales@gaystheword.co.uk. In store collection or shipping (£3/order when purchased with Eight Pieces of Silva, £2/order when purchased individually) are both available.


The event will take place on Zoom. Prior to the event, you will receive a private Zoom link via email using the address provided in your registration.
About Eight Pieces of Silva:
From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, a mystery that will refuse to let you go. A book to break down stereotypes. A story that will stay in your heart long after it ends...
Sixteen-year-old Becks is a roadman – loud, funny and knows her estate inside out. She’s into girls but didn’t come out because she was never in. She lives with her mum, stepdad and eighteen-year-old Silva, her stepdad’s daughter. Becks and Silva are opposites, but bond over Korean pop and drama.
When Becks’ mum and stepdad go on honeymoon to Japan, Becks and Silva are left alone. Except, Silva disappears. Becks ventures into the forbidden territory of Silva’s room and finds the first of eight clues that help her discover her sister’s secret life.
Meanwhile, Silva is on a journey. A journey to make someone love her. He says he doesn’t, but he’s just joking. All she has to do is persuade him otherwise …
Follow the authors and the bookshop on Twitter:
Patrice Lawrence: @LawrencePatrice
Leah Cowan: @La_Cowan
Gay's the Word: @gaystheword

About the Book

Eight Pieces of Silva
Eight Pieces of Silva

Patrice Lawrence

Publisher:Hachette Children's Group

Publication date:6 Aug 2020


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"fresh and true voices"
The Times

From the multi-award-winning author of Orangeboy, an addictive mystery that refuses to let you go long after you turn the final page. Can Becks piece the jigsaw together and find her sister before Silva loses herself?