Join us in conversation with debut author Jodie Matthews to celebrate her novel Meet Me at the Surface, a dark and haunting ode to Cornish folklore weaving myth with queer folk horror in an unforgettable haunted house mystery.
Thursday 29th February
Above the Bookshop
General admission: £6
(includes a glass of wine or soft drink)
Book and ticket: £20
(includes a hardback copy of Meet Me at the Surface and a glass of wine or soft drink)
Everything that comes from the ground has to go back down… eventually
Merryn grew up on the wilds of Bodmin moor, raised by her mother and her aunt in an old farmhouse. Here, the locals never leave the village, fear for the future of their farms and cling desperately to the folkloric tales that are woven into their history. Except Merryn, who has escaped to Manchester for university, briefly untethering herself from her past.
When Merryn returns home for the memorial service of her ex-girlfriend Claud, she finds her childhood home stranger and more secretive than ever. She’s sure that her mother is hiding something. The villagers are hunting on the moors at night, but for what? And then there’s a notebook, found in an old chest of drawers, full of long-forgotten folklore that seems to be linked somehow to Claud…
Jodie Matthews is from Cornwall and lives in Manchester.
Meet Me At The Surface is her first novel.