The Opal Causeway - D H Yeats

Sunday, 27th November 2022, 15:00 - 18:30

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Sunday, 27th November 2022

15:00 - 18:30


The Hive
5 Belmont

The Opal Causeway - D H Yeats

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Tickets: Full - £10   Friends of SFL - £8   U16 - £6

As he explores his sexuality, Pete, a gay photographer, experiences the cruelties and injustices of a world completely at odds with the tenets instilled in him during childhood.

While sharing a Notting Hill squat during a seemingly endless summer with friends Mel and Baz, he meets Brad, a mysterious American, at a happening in Chalk Farm. Travelling to California in search of Brad, Pete, seeking love and adventure, ventures halfway around the world looking for answers only to find them back home once he crosses over The Opal Causeway.

Set in the early 1970s, The Opal Causeway is a coming-of-age novel embracing historical, environmental, racial, social and sexual themes still so relevant today.

"A pleasure to read … so pitch perfect on important social issues. The historical theme of the Gay Liberation movement is neatly told, both in US and in UK."                                                                              Alan Mahar, former Publishing Director of Tindal Street Press

After school D H Yeats attended Folkestone College of Art, going on to study African History at SOAS. Employed in the gig economy before that phrase ever became contemporaneous, he’s worked as a teacher, fruit picker, on ferries, in hotels and restaurants, as a bookseller, un correcteur anglais, a technician and publicist in the performing arts, a researcher for environmental projects, a charity worker and latterly an exams’ invigilator.

A former resident of Shrewsbury, SFL is delighted to welcome D H Yeats back to talk about his debut novel at this year’s Festival.