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Tue, 09 Apr



Natasha Pulley Book Talk and Signing

Natasha Pulley will be joining us for a book talk and signing on the 7th April to discuss her upcoming book 'The Mars House'.

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Natasha Pulley Book Talk and Signing
Natasha Pulley Book Talk and Signing

Time & Location

09 Apr 2024, 19:00 – 23:00

Heswall, 248 Telegraph Rd, Heswall, Wirral CH60 7SG, UK

About the event

Natasha Pulley will be joining us for a book talk and signing on the 7th April to discuss her upcoming book. This event will be held at our shop at 7pm. Doors open at 6:30.

About the book:

THE MARS HOUSE is a beautiful queer romance set in a future where climate change is driving refugees to Mars. Exploring issues of gender, immigration, xenophobia and climate change, this exceptional novel is powerful, thoughtful and absolutely compelling.

From the #1 bestselling author of The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, a queer sci-fi novel about a refugee from Earth and a xenophobic Mars politician who agree to a fake marriage after a media encounter damages both their reputations.

In the wake of environmental catastrophe, January, once a principal in London’s Royal Ballet, has become a refugee on Tharsis, the terraformed colony on Mars. In Tharsis, January’s life is dictated by his status as an Earthstronger-a person whose body is not adjusted to Mars’s lower gravity and so poses a danger to those born on, or naturalized to, Mars. January’s job choices, housing, and even transportation options are dictated by this second-class status, and now a xenophobic politician named Aubrey Gale is running on a platform that would make it all worse: Gale wants all Earthstrongers to be surgically naturalized, a process that is always disabling and can be deadly.

When Gale chooses January for an on-the-spot press junket interview that goes horribly awry, January’s life is thrown into chaos, but Gale’s political fortunes are damaged, too. Gale proposes a solution to both their problems: a five year made-for-the-press marriage that would secure January’s future without immediate naturalization and ensure Gale’s political future. But when January accepts the offer, he discovers that Gale is not at all like they appear in the press. They’re  kind, compassionate, and much more difficult to hate than January would wish. But as their romantic relationship develops, the political situation worsens, and January discovers Gale has an enemy, someone willing to destroy all of Tharsis to make them pay – and January may be the only person standing in the way.

About Natasha:

A #1 Sunday Times bestselling author, Natasha Pulley has won the  Betty Trask Award, been shortlisted for the Locus Award, WALTER SCOTT  PRIZE, THE RSL’S ENCORE AWARD, and her books have been a Sunday TimesThe Times and The Observer book of the month, and a Sunday Times book of the year. She has studied around the world, teaching in China, Japan and Peru before returning to the UK to lecture at Bath Spa University. She also works as a panel tutor at the Institute of Continuing Education in Cambridge, and volunteers at the local shipyard, doing maintenance on tall ships. She lives in Bristol.

If you can’t make it to the event but would like a signed copy of ‘The Mars House’, order here:

Tickets are £20 Book and Ticket. £10 Redeemable against the book

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