Ali Millar Reads from The Last Days
From Damian Barr’s Literary Salon Podcast
Damian Barr’s Literary Salon tempts the world’s best writers to read exclusively from their latest greatest works and share their own personal stories. Star guests include Jojo Moyes, John Waters, Yaa Gyasi, Mary Beard, Diana Athill and Louis de Bernières—all in front of a live audience at leading glamorous locations world-wide. Our London home is the Savoy. Suave salonnière Damian Barr is your host.
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For anyone who loves a poignant, thoughtful, revealing and all round incredibly written memoir, Ali Millar’s The Last Days is a knock-out.
It’s 1982 and in the Kingdom Hall we are Jehovah’s Witnesses. The state of the world shows us the end is close, and Satan is like a roaring lion, seeking to devour us.
Ali is waiting for Armageddon. Her childhood revolves around regular meetings in the Kingdom Hall, where she is haunted by vivid images of the Second Coming, her mind populated by the bodies that will litter the earth upon Jehovah’s return.
An unforgettable story of one woman’s courageous journey to freedom, Ali Millar’s The Last Days is an unmissable memoir for people who loved Tara Westover’s Educated.
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