The House on Half Moon Street and Off-Island
Alex Reeve and Marlene Hauser Interviewed by Suzi Feay
Sunday, 7 April 2019
St Cross College
£7 - £12.50
Debut novelists Alex Reeve and Marlene Hauser discuss their writing and their new novels The House on Half Moon Street and Off-Island.
Reeves’s The House on Half Moon Street features transgender Victorian coroner’s assistant Leo Stanhope and his efforts to uncover a killer without threatening his own future. When the woman he loves is wheeled into the mortuary after being murdered, it threatens to expose his own secret that he was born Charlotte, the daughter of a reverend. Reeve is a university lecturer. His second novel featuring Leo Stanhope, The Anarchists’ Club, is published in May.
Hauser’s Off-Island is the story of wealthy Krista Bourne and her decision whether to continue with a pregnancy. The novel focuses on the emotional pain of abortion and the healing process. Hauser is a writer living in Oxford. She has edited The Writer’s New York City Source Book and has a master of fine arts in creative writing from Columbia University.
Here they talk to journalist and reviewer for the FT Suzi Feay.