13-16 June 2024

15 Jun 2024
Masonic Lodge

Mary Costello: Barcelona

Award-winning novelist, Mary Costello, explores love, loss and the turbulent lives of ordinary people in Barcelona, where we meet a cast of characters who live turbulent inner lives. In a Spanish hotel room a marriage unravels as a young wife is haunted by a past love. A father travels to Paris to meet his scientist son and is exposed to his son’s true nature. A woman attends a reading by a famous author and comes to some painful realisations about her own marriage. The stories in Barcelona reveal the underlying disquiet of modern life and the sometimes brutal nature of humanity. Whether on city streets, long car journeys or in suburban rooms, we glimpse characters as they approach those moments of desperation – or revelation – that change or reshape fate.

Mary Costello with Jan Carson