Sarah Gilmartin Reads from Dinner Party: A Tragedy
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.
We’re thrilled to bring you this new episode featuring Dinner Party by Sarah Gilmartin (Pushkin Press), a brilliant coming-of-age page-turner about the complications of sibling relationships and the trauma of family secrets.
To mark the anniversary of a death in the family, Kate plans a dinner party—from the fancy table settings to the perfect Baked Alaska waiting in the freezer (yum!). But by the end of the night, old tensions have flared, the guests have fled, and Kate is spinning out of control. Set between the 1990s and the present day, from a farmhouse in Carlow to Trinity College, Dublin, Dinner Party is a dark, sharply observed debut that thrillingly unravels into tragedy.
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