Holland Park Press invites you to a party to celebrate the launch of Live Show, Drinks Included – Collected Stories by Vicky Grut.
For the stories in this collection Vicky Grut takes inspiration from a range of often ordinary situations and explores how easily things can go awry or take an unexpected turn. The stories veer from the realistic to the surreal, and nothing is quite what it seems.
‘Her locations and landscapes range across work and domestic settings, friendships and marriages erupt in quarrels that are resolved in startling denouements. Her readers are in for a treat – and a rollercoaster ride of emotions, thrills and surprises.’ – Patricia Duncker
‘Some are dark and disturbing tales of lives viewed from under the mad end of a microscope, others are more of a glimpse of lives gone sideways.’ – Alexei Sayle
‘These delicious, dark, funny and affecting stories – reminiscent of Flannery O’Connor – remind us that life does not come with simple solutions and that often it is in the terrifying messiness that we are the most alive.’ – Tania Hershman
‘Subtle and often sinister, these stories – full of arresting images that have stayed with me – take an oblique and unexpected look at current issues.’ – Emma Healey
Read the opening pages of Mistaken.
Vicky Grut will read from the collection and sign books. Drinks and refreshments will be served.
Date: Thursday 11 October 2018
Venue: The October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL