Actor/author KARL GEARY reads his first novel: Montpelier Parade
Brookline Booksmith hosts novelist KARL GEARY for his first-time novel, Montpelier Parade.
The house is on Montpelier Parade: just across town, but it might as well be a different world. Working on the garden with his father one Saturday in Dublin, Sonny is full of curiosity. Then the back door eases open and she comes down the path towards him. Vera.
Chance meetings become shy arrangements, and soon Sonny is in love for the first time. Casting off his lonely life of dreams and quiet violence for this new, intoxicating encounter, he longs to know Vera, even to save her. But what is it that Vera isn’t telling him?
This event is free and open to the public.
What happens when justice isn’t just? This passionate, poignant and powerful historical drama tells the story of an English aristocrat and his Irish wife whose love is challenged, loyalties tested and lives forever changed by the divisive politics and long held prejudices of their time. Set in Ireland during “the curse of Cromwell,” Edmundson uses a historical lens to capture the horror of today’s ethnic cleansing and forced transplantation. Full of treachery and treason, The Clearing adeptly funnels an intimate love story into a national tragedy presenting a political and moral dilemma that still resonates today.
Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected at each performance for local charities
Appropriate for ages 12+
Contains mature themes and sexual violence
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