Lloyd Jones - The Cage

Wednesday 28 February 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
ticket - $7.50, ticket & book - $35.00
Tickets available until 28 February 2018 6:00 PM

This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname. If you have a book & ticket deal your book will be at the counter under your surname.

Join us for a Salon of emerging writers when Krissy Kneen is in-conversation with Lloyd Jones discussing his new novel, The Cage.

Two mysterious strangers appear at a hotel in a small country town. Where have they come from? Who are they? What catastrophe are they fleeing? 

The townspeople want answers, but the strangers are unable to speak of their trauma. And before long, wary hospitality shifts to suspicion and fear, and the care of the men slides into appalling cruelty.

Lloyd Jones’s fable-like novel The Cage is a profound and unsettling novel about humanity and dignity and the ease with which we’re able to justify brutality.

Lloyd Jones has written novels, short stories and a memoir. He won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novel Mister Pip. His other books include Hand Me Down World and A History of Silence. Lloyd lives in Wellington.

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