Image Credit: David Gaffney taken by Sabine Dundure Paris

Join us to celebrate David Gaffney’s latest novel, ‘Out of the Dark’. Set in a block of flats on the Yew Tree estate between Walsall and West Bromwich, next to the M5/M6 intersection, meet Daniel who divides his time between sitting on his balcony on the seventh floor at the traffic on the motorway, whilst obsessively re-watching an old film noir called Out Of The Dark which he believes was filmed in the West Midlands in the sixties. Join David for a reading, followed by a Q&A, of this gripping story about grief, obsession and duplicity told using a puzzle box of stories within stories that twist and turn at every opportunity.

Bio

David Gaffney lives in Manchester. He is the author of the novels Never Never (2008) and All The Places I've Ever Lived (2017) plus short story collections Sawn-Off Tales (2006), Aromabingo (2007), The Half-Life of Songs (2010) and More Sawn-Off Tales (2013). The Guardian said: ‘One hundred and fifty words by Gaffney are more worthwhile than novels by a good many others.’ His graphic novel with Dan Berry, The Three Rooms In Valerie's Head, was published in 2018 on Top Shelf, and David and Dan's second graphic novel Rivers came out in 2021. His next novel, Out Of The Dark, is out in January 2022. See davidgaffney.org for more.

Performer: David Gaffney

Date: 5 February

Time: 12:30-13:30

Venue: Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Price: Free

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