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The Quiet Place Book Club: 'The Song of Youth' LAUNCH

Wednesday 22 September 2021, 6.00PM

Quiet Place Book Club has partnered with Fum d'Estampa publishers to launch their latest book, wonderful The Song of Youth by Montserrat Roig. Join us in conversation with translator Tiago Miller and literary critic Kathleen McNerney to discuss Roig's fascinating stories. Described as a "masterpiece" and "a timeless fable", the collection surely promises to be a challenging and rewarding read. 

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The Song of Youth is a collection of eight short stories in which Catalan author Montserrat Roig (1946-1991) keeps alive the troubled times of the fascist regime of Franco, as they were experienced in Catalonia. In Roig's fiction, Franco's brutal ruling of Spain from the 1930s to the 1970s is not avoided but looked at directly and critically, always through a feminist lense, offering a political committment to social justice. 

‘Montserrat Roig, before her untimely death, was a shining light of Catalan literature. The stories in ‘The Song of Youth’ show her at her most urgent, energetic and inventive. While most of the stories are clearly set in the Catalonia of the 1970s and 1980s, they also have the quality of timeless fable.’ — Colm Tóibín 

You can purchase a copy of The Song of Youth from Fox Lane Books. Please register in advance for this meeting. Everyone is welcome!

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Location: Online via Zoom