Heidi James Reads from
The Sound Mirror
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.
On today’s episode, we share Heidi James’s haunting new novel, The Sound Mirror, with you.
“Tamara is going to kill her mother, but she isn’t the villain…”
The Sound Mirror spans three familial generations from British-Occupied India to southern England, following the joys and heartaches of Tamara, Claire, and Ada. But how do their lives intersect? Through intimately rendered characters, Heidi James has crafted a haunting and moving examination of class, war, violence, family, and shame from the rich details of ordinary lives.
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Heidi James lives in London and lectures at Kingston University. Her poetry, essays, and short stories have appeared in numerous publications including, Mslexia, Galley Beggar Press, and Dazed & Confused.