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Assimilation Launch
Assimilation Launch

Thu, 07 Mar

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The Turner House Gallery

Assimilation Launch

Join Author Sophie Buchaillard in partnership with Griffin Books to launch her new novel Assimilation

Time & Location

07 Mar 2024, 19:30

The Turner House Gallery, Plymouth Rd, Penarth CF64 3DH, UK

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***THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT ORGANISED BY GRIFFIN BOOKS***

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Join us to celebrate the launch of Penarth-based author Sophie Buchaillard's second novel Assimiliation, a multi-generational historical drama full of mystery and secrets. *** One  family's story set against the backdrop of some of the biggest  political and humanitarian events of the century. A tale of unravelling  family secrets, belonging, betrayal and inherited trauma. A book that  transports you in time and place through one family’s history and  struggle with its colonial roots.  Marianne: a mother with a  colourful past, keeping a terrible secret, tries her best to conform to  French middle class expectations.  Charlotte: young and fiercely  independent, desperately needs to escape dreadful trauma and a country  she does not feels she belongs to. She leaves France and arrives in  Wales, hoping to find peace and somewhere to rebuild her life.  Assimiliation explores the challenges of identity, belonging and womanhood, and the stories we tell in order to fit in.  Originally from Paris, SOPHIE BUCHAILLARD is a writer, educator, campaigner, and a Senior Fellow of the Higher  Education Academy. Her short stories, poetry and essays have appeared in  a wide array of literary magazines and newspapers and explore the  themes of identity and connection in response to migration, mental  health and trauma. Her debut novel, This is Not Who We Are  (Seren Books), was shortlisted for the Wales Book of the Year 2023, and  featured as one of Wales Arts Review top ten novels of 2022. Assimilation (Honno, 2024) is her second novel. Sophie lives in Penarth, South Wales. *** Thursday 7 March  7.30 pm | The Turner House Gallery, Penarth Tickets: £12.00 including a SIGNED paperback copy of Assimilation (RRP: £9.99) / £8.00 Event Only / £5.00 Students  *All tickets include a glass of wine or soft drink on arrival.

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***THIS IS AN EXTERNAL EVENT ORGANISED BY GRIFFIN BOOKS***

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