An event with

Nikita Lalwani

You People

Tuesday 31st March 2020 at 6:45pm

Owl Bookshop

Event postponed

Description

We are delighted to announce an event with Nikita Lalwani who will be talking about her new novel You People.

The Pizzeria Vesuvio looks like any other Italian restaurant in London – with a few small differences. The chefs who make the pizza fiorentinas are Sri Lankan, and half the kitchen staff are illegal immigrants. At the centre is Tuli, the restaurant’s charismatic proprietor and resident Robin Hood, who promises to help anyone in need.

Welsh nineteen-year-old Nia, haunted by her troubled past, is running from her family. Shan, having fled the Sri Lankan civil war, is desperate to find his. But when Tuli’s guidance leads them all into dangerous territory, and the extent of his mysterious operation unravels, each is faced with an impossible moral choice.

In a world where the law is against you, how far would you be willing to lie for a chance to live?

‘Intelligent and heart-piercing – an exceptional novel about the Britain we live in, even if we choose not to see it’ Kamila Shamsie, author of Home Fire’Enthralling as a thriller, yet also a beautiful human drama, and a serious enquiry into the possibility of goodness’ Tessa Hadley

Nikita Lalwani is a novelist born in Kota, Rajasthan and raised in Cardiff, Wales. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages. She studied English at Bristol University. Her first book, Gifted, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award.

Event Details

Tuesday 31st March 2020 Event starts at 6:45pm
Tickets are £5.00 and include a glass of wine and 20% off the author's books.

Venue address:

Owl Bookshop
207-209 Kentish Town Road,
Kentish Town,
London NW5 2JU

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