East Coast Meets West With Tigers, Tenderloin
There's a great feeling in unwinding after work with a good book, and at 6pm on Monday August 13 you can double that feeling as we get to hear from two debut novelists in Liza Klaussmann and John Butler whose work explores life on opposing coasts of the US, from insider and outsider perspectives.
Tigers In Red Weather is the first publication from Liza Klaussmann, a great-great-great-granddaughter of Herman Manville. Currently resident in London, she has lived in Paris for ten years and has worked as a journalist for the New York Times for over a decade.
With a story spanning three decades told from five different points of view, Tigers In Read Weather revolves around the residents of Tiger House, a family home in Martha's Vineyard exploring the lives of two cousines (Nick and Helen) and their families in the aftermath of the second world war.
The 90s and San Francisco make up the backdrop of John Butler's first novel, The Tenderloin which follows three twentysomethings heading to the West Coast arriving in a city on the cusp of a revolution - the dot com boom that would see the West Coast overtaken by internet and technology companies right up to today. Looking at ways in which this impacts life in a coming-of-age tale for Butler's character Evan, the Irish Independent hit the nail on the head when they say the novel is "a story which could only have been written now, but whose themes, the loss of innocence, the difficulties on embarking on adult life, are universal"
Copies of both author's books will also be available for purchase in The Parade Tower on the night. Tickets, priced €13/11 can be bought now online or by calling into us in the box office on John Street or over the phone at 056 7752175. Get full event details here.