2:00pm - 3:00pm - Saturday 10 June
Apple Tree Yard gripped the nation when it was televised in January 2017. Her follow up novel Black Water should firmly establish Louise Doughty as one of our most important contemporary novelists. Set against a backdrop of the cold war and Civil Rights struggle, it moves across Europe, California and Indonesia exploring some of the darkest events in recent world history through the story of one troubled man. John Harper is less afraid of what is going to happen than of something he's already done. In a local town, he meets Rita, a woman with her own troubled history - but can he allow himself to get involved when he knows this might put her at risk?