Waterstones Tottenham Court Road19-21 Tottenham Court Road, London, W1T 1BJ
mercredi 25 mars de 18:30 à 20:30
À partir de £7(1 autre option disponible)
Join us to welcome Catherine Cho, who will be in conversation with the author of 'The Language of Kindness', Christie Watson. They will be discussing Catherine's first book; a powerful and moving memoir 'Inferno'.
When Catherine Cho left London for the US with her husband James, to introduce her family to their newborn son Cato, she could not have envisaged how that trip would end. Catherine would find herself in an involuntary psych ward in New Jersey, separated from her husband and child, unable to understand who she was, or how she had got there.
'It's difficult to know where the story of psychosis begins. Was it the moment I met my son? Or was it decided in the before, something rooted deeper in my fate, generations ago?' – Catherine Cho
Not remembering how she got there and struggling to recall who she was, Catherine had to reconstruct her life up to the point at which she became a mother: from her early childhood as a second generation Korean in the US, to a harrowing previous relationship, and her eventual marriage and life in London.
Catherine's story is one in which you will find yourself totally absorbed from the very beginning. It is a powerful exploration of psychosis and motherhood, at once intensely personal, yet holding within it a universal experience – of how we love, live and understand ourselves in relation to each other. 'Inferno' sheds light on stress-induced post-partum psychosis, an illness that affects 1-2 in 1000 women.
Christie will be talking to Catherine about her experience and about the book itself. We can hardly think of a more perfect pairing and we hope you can join for what will be a truly incredible conversation.
Catherine Cho works in publishing. Originally from the United States, she’s lived in New York and Hong Kong, and she currently lives in London. This is her first book.
Christie Watson was a registered nurse for twenty years. Her first novel, 'Tiny Sunbirds, Far Away', won the Costa First Novel Award. Her most recent book 'The Language of Kindness', a memoir, was published in May 2018.