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Jon McGregor

Jon McGregor: Lean Fall Stand

Friday 28 May

Sadly this event has been cancelled Venue:

The highly anticipated new novel from the Costa-award winning, three-times Booker-longlisted author of Reservoir 13.

When an Antarctic research expedition goes wrong, the consequences are far-reaching – for the men involved and for their families back home.

Robert "Doc" Wright, a veteran of Antarctic field work, holds the clues to what happened, but he is no longer able to communicate them. While Anna, his wife, navigates the sharp contours of her new life as a carer, Robert is forced to learn a whole new way to be in the world.

Lean Fall Stand tenderly unpicks the notion of heroism and explores the indomitable human impulse to tell our stories – even when words fail us. Balancing the line between sacrifice and selfishness, this is a story of the undervalued, unrecognised courage it can take just to get through the day.

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