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Edinburgh Launch: Glitch/This Way to Departures

  • The Portobello Bookshop 46 Portobello High Street Edinburgh, EH15 1DA (map)

Join us at The Portobello Bookshop, Edinburgh, to celebrate the latest publications from Dead Ink and Influx Press.

Glitch by Lee Rourke: After two decades spent in the US, L-J is on a flight back to his native Suffolk to visit family and his childhood coastal home. His flight is straightforward, as per design, until it hits a glitch – an unexpected and dramatic cabin decompression – which suggests that all that L-J expects from this trip cannot be counted on.

This is a powerful novel of grief, family, and ideas. It’s a novel about embracing those irregularities – the recurring glitch – that seep into every aspect of life, and seeing the beauty in them.

This Way to Departures by Linda Mannheim: What happens when we leave the places we’re from? What do we lose, and who do we become, and what parts of our pasts are unshakeable? Linda Mannheim’s second short story collection focuses on people who have relocated – both voluntarily and involuntarily.

Opening with Miami-set political thriller, ‘Noir’, this exquisitely rendered set of stories will leave you reeling. This Way to Departures is a deeply affecting portrait of American society and the constant search for a place to call 'home'.

Lee and Linda will be in conversation with Daniel Gray.