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Book Launch: The Sandstone City by Elaine Canning

November 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the launch of Elaine’s novel, The Sandstone City

About The Sandstone City:

Eighty-eight-year-old Michael Doherty lies in an open coffin, listening to those who have come to pay their respects. Despite his dead son Cormac’s protests, he’s not yet ready to pass over. His granddaughter is the reason. Twenty-something Sarah has inexplicably abandoned her plans to settle in Spain and returned home deeply scarred by the Sandstone City, and he needs to know why.

He is granted a special grace period of forty days. Forty days to discover and heal his granddaughter’s trauma. Forty days to face his own past. Forty days to find peace before he must make his final departure.

But Michael and Sarah are not alone. Ghosts populate the streets of Salamanca and they have a message for Sarah.

Set between modern-day Belfast and the Spanish Civil War, The Sandstone City is a story about the decisions we make, the choices denied us, and how we navigate what’s left.


About the author:

Originally from Belfast, Elaine Canning is a public engagement specialist and writer living in Swansea, South Wales. She holds an MA and PhD in Hispanic Studies from Queen’s University, Belfast and an MA in Creative Writing from Swansea University. She is currently Head of Special Projects at Swansea University, which include the Rhys Davies National Short Story Competition, as well as Executive Officer of the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her external roles include membership of British Council Wales’ Advisory Committee.

Pre-order your copy here: https://noalibis.com/product/the-sandstone-city-by-elaine-canning/


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