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Dragonworld: Four Short Stories from China

2016-12-07 13:51:02

Presented By: Free Word in partnership with Read Paper Republic

Mon 12 Dec 2016

6.45pm – 9.00pm

Free Word Centre

If you love exploring the world, storytelling and books, join us on our monthly fictional journey that’s just as rewarding as (and less exhausting than) the real thing. Whether you’re a London local or new to the city, come and connect with others who want to see the world with fresh eyes and open minds.

A police officer investigating a brutal murder interrogates his chief suspect, but the details of the crime itself are constantly shifting. A woman hopes a knight in shining armour will offer her an escape from the road she seems destined to pace forever. A dispute between two witnesses to a killing results in a fatal duel. A teenage gamer must find a way to deal with the concrete-hungry dragons that are somehow taking over his town.

Acts of violence punctuate these four works of contemporary Chinese fiction, but as the stories unfold it becomes increasingly difficult to differentiate fantasy from reality, the dreamfrom the conscious. The rhythms of genre fiction are echoed and distorted in these category-defying tales of death, desire, and despair.

Following oursell-out speed-book clubbing event in March, Read Paper Republic is delighted to be partnering with Free Word for a follow-up event with a fantastical flavour.

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