A Magnificent Fiction Début with Rebecca Dinerstein in Bath

Wednesday 17th June 2015

  • Venue The Bookshop, The Paragon, Bath, BA1 5LS
  • Doors open 7.45pm
  • Start time 8pm
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Desperate to escape the claustrophobic atmosphere of her Manhattan family home, Frances flees to Lofoten, a beautiful but barren land 95 miles north of the Arctic Circle, where she has read of a man who only paints with the colour yellow.

But she is not the only exile in Lofoten as Yasha, a Russian immigrant raised in a bakery in Brighton Beach, arrives from Brooklyn to fulfill his beloved father’s last wish: to be buried ‘at the top of the world’.

They have come to learn how to be alone. But in Lofoten, under the ever-present midnight sun, they form a bond that fortifies them against the turmoil of their distant homes, offering solace amidst great uncertainty.

Following on from her bilingual English-Norwegian collection of poems Lofoten, The Sunlit Night is Rebecca Dinerstein’s sparkling and enthralling début novel, showcasing a fresh talent with many successes to come.