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Book release: Elastic by Johanne Bille

Title
Book release: Elastic by Johanne Bille
Category
Culture
Location
Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road
Start Date
25.07.2019
End date
31.08.2019
Start Time
19:00
Country
United Kingdom

When Alice is with Mathilde, her experience of the world shifts, as though Mathilde brings with her a force that charges everything around her. But Mathilde is also mercurial and “perfectly” married to Alexander, and Alice is moving into a bigger flat with Simon who has just returned to her life. Alice’s precarious solution is to proceed into a quadrilateral relationship, impatient to define her own outline in the eyes of others.

Johanne Bille is a Danish novelist based in Copenhagen. Elastic is her second novel and her first to appear in English translation. In Elastic, Bille cleanly gleans the nebulous distinctions between love, sex and intimacy, exerting a softly fragmentary style that underpins Alice’s vacillations.

Join the launch of Elastic 25 July, 7 pm - 9 pm at Burley Fisher Books, 400 Kingsland Road. The launch will include readings from the Danish original and English translation, and Bille will be in conversation with Octavia Bright.

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