A Night In with Jacqueline Woodson
What will happen when two families from very different social classes are joined together by an unexpected pregnancy?
Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction, Jacqueline Woodson’s Red At The Bone is a family portrait that transcends the bounds of time. Haunting, profound and moving, this big-hearted novel has been a huge hit with critics and readers alike.
It is the evening of sixteen-year-old Melody’s coming of age ceremony in her grandparents’ Brooklyn brownstone. Watched lovingly by her relatives and friends, making her entrance to the music of Prince, she wears a special custom-made dress. But the event is not without poignancy. Sixteen years earlier, that very dress was measured and sewn for a different wearer, Melody’s mother, for her own ceremony – a celebration that ultimately never took place.
Join Jacqueline, in conversation with The Vanishing Half author Brit Bennett, to mark the paperback publication of this stunning novel. They’ll explore the themes that permeate the story: sexual desire and identity, ambition, gentrification, education, class and status, and the life-altering facts of parenthood. Jacqueline will also discuss the ways in which young people must so often make long-lasting decisions about their lives – even before they have begun to figure out who they are and what they want to be.
Don’t miss the opportunity to spend an evening with the New York Times bestselling author, to celebrate this poignant tale of choices and their aftermath, history and its legacy.
Fane Online is a curated series of online events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home.
In association with Pages of Hackney, The ‘book and ticket’ package includes a unique ticket for the stream, and a copy of Red At The Bone
The event will initially be broadcast on 28 January 2021 at 6.30pm UK time. It will be available to view up to a week after the event has ended and can be accessed worldwide. If you live in a time zone that does not suit the initial broadcast time, you can watch it at any point after the initial showing for one week.
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