March 20

Family Lives: Bridge and The Garnett Girls

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Oxford Literary Festival
March 20, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Via Oxford Literary Festival:

Bestselling novelists Lauren Beukes and Georgina Moore discuss family relationships, particularly between mothers and daughters, and their portrayal in their family dramas Bridge and The Garnett Girls.

Beukes is author of The Shining Girls, which has been adapted by Apple TV, and Zoo City, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Her latest novel is Bridge, the story of Bridge, whose maverick scientist mother Jo is dead. She examines everything Jo left behind and finds a big secret, but is it a drug or a gateway to another world?

The Garnett Girls is Moore’s first novel, and she was chosen as one of the Observer’s ten best new novelists of 2023. The novel is a story of love, sisterhood and what it means to be home. Margo’s silence over a relationship from the past is keeping her three daughters from finding true happiness. The novel asks whether children can ever be free of the mistakes of their parents.