Paddy Crewe will be in conversation with Erica Wagner about his acclaimed debut novel, My Name Is Yip
It is 1815 in the small town of Heron's Creek, Georgia, when Yip Tolroy - mute, medical anomaly & social outcast, is born. His father has disappeared in mysterious circumstances, so he is raised by his mother: a powerful, troubled, independent woman who owns and runs a general store. At the age of 15, Yip's life is altered irrevocably. In the space of a few days he witnesses the discovery of gold, meets his faithful friend and comrade Dud Carter, and commits a grievous crime. Thrust unwittingly into a world of violence and sin, Yip and Dud are forced to leave town and embark on an odyssey that will introduce them to the wonder and horror of the American frontier, until the revelation of a secret means they must return to Heron's Creek and the fate that awaits them. With its effervescent description of people and places, comic backbone, and compelling narrator, My Name Is Yip is a bold adventure; a gripping tale of courage, struggle, hope, and brotherhood--that reckons with the seductive pull of the American South and its dark and complex histories.
Paddy Crewe was born in Middlesborough. He studied at Goldsmiths, University of London. Paddy will be in conversation with Erica Wagner, Distinguished Fellow of the Goldsmiths Writers’ Centre.
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|2 Nov 2022
|5:00pm - 6:00pm
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