No Alibis Bookstore, in association with the Seamus Heaney Centre and QUB, invite you to the launch of the novel “Trespasses” by Louise Kennedy.
We are delighted to have our former Writing in the City Fellow Louise Kennedy launch her highly-anticipated debut novel Trespasses with the SHC and No Alibis Bookstore at the Great Hall on Wednesday, the 13th of April.
Louise will read from her novel and discuss the book with Mickey Nolan, author and graduate of the centre.
Tender and shocking, Trespasses is an unforgettable debut of people trying to live ordinary lives in extraordinary times.
There is nothing special about the day Cushla meets Michael, a married man from Belfast, in the pub owned by her family. But here, love is never far from violence, and this encounter will change both of their lives forever.
As people get up each morning and go to work, school, church or the pub, the daily news rolls in of another car bomb exploded, another man beaten, killed or left for dead. In the class Cushla teaches, the vocabulary of seven-year-old children now includes phrases like 'petrol bomb' and 'rubber bullets'. And as she is forced to tread lines she never thought she would cross, tensions in the town are escalating, threatening to destroy all she is working to hold together.
'A compulsively readable love story'
'Intense, unflinchingly honest, it broke my heart a million times'
MARIAN KEYES, former SHC Fellow
You can pre-order “Trespasses” from No Alibis now.
For more information on the Writing in the City Fellows, visit our website here.