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Thu, 04 Nov


Westgate Hotel

'Many Rivers to Cross' Book Launch

Dylan Moore's new work 'Many Rivers to Cross' is launched at the Westgate Hotel

'Many Rivers to Cross' Book Launch
'Many Rivers to Cross' Book Launch

Time & Location

04 Nov 2021, 19:00

Westgate Hotel, The Westgate Hotel 7b, Westgate Buildings, Commercial St, Newport NP20 1JL, UK

About the Event

Dylan Moore – writer & journalist

Dylan Moore grew up near Brecon, Powys and lived in Cardiff and Valencia. He now lives with his family in Newport.

Dylan’s new novel, Many Rivers to Cross (Three Impostors, 2021) was the recipient of a research grant from the Global Academy of Liberal Arts

Many Rivers to Cross

Aman is a failed asylum seeker. David is a journalist. Jasmine is a sex worker. Mike is a lorry driver. Claudie is a churchgoer. Selam is a single mother. Solomon is a refugee. Gareth is dead. But such labels disguise the ways their lives are bound up in each other.

When Aman goes missing, presumed drowned in the river Usk, David embarks on an unexpected journey, ending face down in the dust of Addis Ababa. When Mike crosses the Channel, unaware of four men stowed in the back of his lorry, he has no idea Solomon will turn up at his local pub. And when Selam feels the first flutter of life inside her, she could not begin to imagine her daughter flying high – a poet-princess of their strange new homeland.

“If you want to understand the so-called refugee ‘crisis’, start here.” – Ben Rawlence

Hand sanitiser stations and regular cleaning are in place at the Westgate and we recommend safe social distancing and other measures including face masks to protect all visitors. It is vital that you do not enter if you or anyone in your household has symptoms of COVID.

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