Oligarchy: An Evening with Scarlett Thomas in conversation with Heather Parry
The perfect bookish autumnal night awaits you as we launch 'Oligarchy', the new novel from Scarlett Thomas, author of 'The End of Mr Y' and 'The Seed Collectors'.
Golden Hare Books, Edinburgh
Thursday 28th November, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
- In Conversation
- Questions & Answers
About the Event
When Tash, daughter of a Russian oligarch, is sent to an English boarding school, she is new to the strange rituals of the girls there. Theirs is a world of strict pecking orders, eating disorders and Instagram angst.
While she spends her time with the other girls at the lake and the stables, a hand-picked few are invited to join the Headmaster at his house for extra lessons. Then her friend Bianca mysteriously vanishes, and quickly the routines of her dorm-mates seem darker and more alien than ever before.
'An intricate black jewel of a novel. Weeks later, I'm still thinking about it.' -Kirsty Logan
Scarlett will be in conversation with Heather Parry about the themes of Oligarchy, her writing process and more. There will be time for a Q&A and a signing. There will also be free wine!
Scarlett Thomas was born in London in 1972. Her novels include Bright Young Things, PopCo, Our Tragic Universe and The Seed Collectors. She is Professor of Creative Writing & Contemporary Fiction at the University of Kent.
About the Book
The new adult novel from the bestselling author of The End of Mr. Y, about power, privilege and peer pressure