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Viv Albertine

To Throw Away Unopened


Thursday 21st June 2018 at 6:30pm  |  Daunt Books Hampstead


At the launch party for her memoir Clothes Music Boys in 2014, Viv Albertine received news that her mother was dying, and spent a few final hours with the woman who was, in a sense, the love of her life. In the turbulent weeks after the funeral, Viv made a series of discoveries that revealed the role of family conflicts in propelling her towards the uncompromising world of punk.

Part radical reinvention of the memoir form, part feminist manifesto, part domestic noir, part polemic on motherhood, To Throw Away Unopened is an indefinable book exploring the nature of intimacy. Unapologetically honest, this is a story of human dysfunctionality which miraculously reveals how we do manage to function, live, and love.

Event Details

Thursday 21st June at 6:30pm
Event takes place at Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB.
Please collect your tickets at the venue.