Exploring Queer themes within a variety of literature

April 2017: Case Histories by Kate Atkinson

Published 2005

Chosen by Cat,

"I'm taking this opportunity to introduce one of my favourite (not specifically LGBT) authors to the group. Case Histories is the first in a short series of novels she wrote featuring private investigator Jackson Brodie, which were adapted by the BBC for TV. I feel it is more than a simple crime novel, due to her in depth exploration of the characters and powerful literary style.

"I love her rich, humane characterisations and her understanding of how people see the world differently. This book features an LGBT main character and I thought this character's journey was particularly interesting as they do not start to explore their sexuality until later in life."

Thursday 27th April 7.30pm

The Lamplighter, Northampton