Lori & Joe with Amy Arnold - Book & Ticket Option
Pre-order your copy of Lori & Joe and receive a free ticket to our event with Amy Arnold!
For the ticket-only option for this event, please click here.
Wednesday 12th April at 18:30
Award-winning novelist Amy Arnold will be at the bookshop to celebrate her new book, Lori & Joe! We are thrilled to have her and can't wait to hear her speak more about the novel. She'll be joined in conversation by Angie Spoto.
We will follow up on your purchase with an email with more details on the event, which will be held at Golden Hare Books on St Stephen Street.
About Lori & Joe
Lori and Joe have lived in the Lake District for many years, in a quiet valley where one day is much like another. Bringing Joe his regular cup of coffee one morning, Lori finds him dead. She could call an ambulance, but what difference would it make? Instead, she heads out for a walk over the fells. As she makes her way through the November fog, Lori’s thoughts slip between past and present, revealing a marriage marked by isolation, childlessness and a terrible secret she’s never disclosed.
Arnold’s musical prose merges form and content to express what cannot be communicated through language alone. Taking place over the course of a single day, yet revealing the secrets of a marriage of many decades, Lori & Joe is a sparse, intimate and deeply moving story of entrapment and isolation, and of a life in which desire is continually overcome by inertia: nothing changes and nothing is ever (re)solved.
About Amy Arnold
Amy Arnold lives in Cumbria. She has degrees in Music and Psychology, and studied postgraduate Neuropsychology at Birmingham University. She’s worked as a university lecturer, teacher and swede packer. Her debut novel, Slip of a Fish, won the 2018 Northern Book Prize and was shortlisted for the 2019 Goldsmiths Prize.