Meri Fatin with be in conversation with author David Mitchell to discuss his new novel Utopia Avenue on Tuesday 11th August via ZOOM, at 6.30pm AWST.
Tickets are $39.99 and include a discounted copy of Utopia Avenue at $29.99 (RRP $32.99) and a zoom link to the event.
The link will be sent out one hour prior to the event. Your camera and microphone are not used during this event.
If you are purchasing online but are unable to collect the book from the store, please select a postage option on checkout based on your location and we will post it to you.
The book is in-store on 14th July 2020.
About the book:
Utopia Avenue might be the most curious British band you've never heard of. Emerging from London's psychedelic scene in 1967, folksinger Elf Holloway, blues bassist Dean Moss, guitar virtuoso Jasper de Zoet and jazz drummer Griff Griffin together created a unique sound, with lyrics that captured their turbulent lives and times. The band produced only two albums in two years, yet their musical legacy lives on. This is the story of the band's brief, blazing journey from Soho clubs and draughty ballrooms to the promised land of America, just when the Summer of Love was receding into something much darker - a multi-faceted tale of dreams, drugs, love, sexuality, madness and grief; of stardom's wobbly ladder and fame's Faustian pact; and of the collision between youthful idealism and jaded reality as the Sixties drew to a close.
Above all, this bewitching novel celebrates the power of music to connect across divides, define an era and thrill the soul. David Mitchell's seven novels include Cloud Atlas and The Bone Clocks. He has been shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize and lives in Ireland.
Mitchell’s magical, much anticipated latest is a rollicking, rapturous tale of 1960s rock ’n’ roll. He makes the best use of his familiar elements, from recurring characters to an innovative narrative structure, delivering more fun, more mischief, and more heart than ever before. This is Mitchell at his best. Publishers Weekly