An Evening with Ingrid Persaud

Tuesday 14 May, 7.30pm at Sevenoaks Bookshop

The much anticipated new novel from the author of the award-winning Love After Love


About the book:

This is the tale of four women.

Popo: brilliant, vulnerable and stuck. She’s determined to free herself from the traps of her past.

Mana Lala: a devoted mother – her only connection to her man is their little boy, and she will do anything to keep them close.

For Doris, well he’s glorious and once she’s licked him into shape, her husband presents an opportunity to climb the social ladder. She’s heard the awful stories, but she’s sure they won’t be hers.

Rosie just wants to mind her business, her lover, Etty, and her store.

Four lives, connected and controlled by one man: the notorious, charismatic gangster Boysie Singh. Pull up a chair and let these women tell of the man they believed could love, help or free them, and how some of them survived to tell a tale at all.

About the author:

Ingrid Persaud was born in Trinidad. Her debut novel, Love After Love, won the Costa First Novel Award 2020 and the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award 2021. She also won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2018 and the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2017.

More by Ingrid Persaud

‘Persaud has a knack for finding the sublime in the ordinary… [and] gives us a captivating interrogation of love in all its forms’

The Guardian

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