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BookBar Presents... An Evening With Yael Van Der Wouden
BookBar Presents... An Evening With Yael Van Der Wouden

Tue, 25 Jun

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BookBar

BookBar Presents... An Evening With Yael Van Der Wouden

Join us for an evening to discuss this season's most electric debut novel, The Safekeep with the author Yael Van Der Wouden.

Time & Location

25 Jun 2024, 19:00 – 20:30

BookBar, 166 Blackstock Rd, London N5 1HA, UK

About the event

Join us for an evening to discuss this season's most electic debut novel, The Safekeep with the author Yael Van Der Wouden.

It's 1961 and the rural Dutch province of Overijssel is quiet. Bomb craters have been filled, buildings reconstructed, and the war is well and truly over. Living alone in her late mother's country home, Isabel's life is as it should be: led by routine and discipline.  But all is upended when her brother Louis delivers his graceless new girlfriend, Eva, at Isabel's doorstep-as a guest, there to stay for the season... Eva is Isabel's antithesis: sleeps late, wakes late, walks loudly through the house and touches things she shouldn't. In response Isabel develops a fury-fuelled obsession, and when things start disappearing around the house-a spoon, a knife, a bowl-Isabel' suspicions spiral out of control.  In the sweltering peak of summer, Isabel's paranoia gives way to desire - leading to a discovery that unravels all Isabel has ever known. The war might not be well and truly over after all, and neither Eva - nor the house in which they live - are what they seem.

Yael Van Der Wouden is a writer and teacher. She currently lectures in creative writing and comparative literature in the Netherlands. Her essay on Dutch identity and Jewishness, "On (Not) Reading Anne Frank", has received a notable mention in The Best American Essays 2018. The Safekeep is her debut novel and was acquired in hotly-contested nine-way auctions in both the UK and the US. Rights have sold in a further twelve countries.

Order a copy of the book with your ticket and collect it in store before the event or at the event itself.

Please note we are unable to refund or exchange event ticket purchases.

Tickets

  • Book With Ticket

    Your ticket includes a copy of The Safekeep by Yael Van Der Wouden (RRP £16.99)

    From £28.00 to £31.50
    • £28.00
    • £31.50
  • Ticket only

    £15.00

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