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Christopher Priest: An American Story

In his new book, An American Story, Christopher Priest offers a powerful meditation on loss and memory seen through the prism of 9/11.

Science journalist Ben Matson lost the woman he loved in the 9/11 attacks. Or rather, he thinks he did. No body has ever been recovered, and Lil shouldn't have been on that particular plane at that time. But he knows she was.

Now nearly 20 years later, the recovery of an unidentified plane wreck has reignited Ben’s investigation into what might have happened that day. But when Ben starts to track down testimonies from engineers, scientists, and pilots connected to 9/11 and Lil’s disappearance, he sets off a chain of events that causes him to question everything he thought he knew…

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Chaired by Lee Randall

Running time: 60 minutes

Tickets: £8/ £6 concession