Book launch of Madame Mephisto by A.M. Bakalar
What would you talk about if you were stuck in a room with a drug dealer for five days?
By A.M. Bakalar
Published by Stork Press
Publication date: April 2012
ISBN Paperback: 978-0-9571326-0-3
ISBN eBook: 978-0-9571326-1-0
BOOK LAUNCH of A.M. Bakalar's Madame Mephisto
Thursday 19 April, 6.30pm
59 Ebury Street
London SW1W 0NZ
FREE but booking essential: jimena(at)belgraviabooks.com
Meet Magda – hardcore drug-dealing queen, or guardian angel? She is one of the new wave of Polish immigrants to the UK, a woman who will stop at nothing to expand her drug dealing business, and will even make the ultimate sacrifice of the people who love and trust her.
Already established as a major drug importer to the UK, Magda has to return to Poland to attend a funeral of a family member. She only has five days, before she goes back to London, to convince her mysterious listener to come back with her and help her build up her empire.
Magda begins to tell the unexpected story of her life - the cover jobs in London, the strained relationship with her family who know nothing about who Magda really is, and her development as a cannabis dealer. Can you really trust somebody who is two people, how do you know when to believe a professional liar? ... Menacing, fast-paced, with a unique and intense voice, A.M. Bakalar’s first novel reveals unexpected truths about the lies we all tell and the people we really are.
A.M. Bakalar was born and raised in Poland. She lived in Germany, France, Sicily and Canada before she moved to the UK in 2004. Madame Mephisto is her first novel. A.M. Bakalar lives with her partner, a drum and bass musician, in London. She is currently at work on her second novel. Bakalar's short story 'Whatever makes you sleep at night' is forthcoming in Wasafiri.
Stork Press is an new independent publishing house based in London dedicated to new writing from Central and Eastern Europe and selected exceptional authors in English. Their forthcoming authors are: A.M. Bakalar (Madame Mephisto, April 2012), Grażyna Plebanek (Illegal Liaisons, October 2012), Petra Procházková (Freshta, October 2012), and Noémi Szécsi (The Finno-Ugrian Vampire, October 2012).