City Reads 2019

Presenting the 2019 BIG READ for Brighton & Hove…

Let Me Be Like Water

By S.K. Perry

A beautiful reflection on love, grief and friendship.’
Fiona Mozley, author of Man Booker shortlisted Elmet

Having impulsively escaped to Brighton following the death of her boyfriend Sam, songwriter Holly is now in a state of limbo.
The solitude she had so craved in London leaves her feeling stranded and alone in her grief. It is when she meets Frank, a retired gay magician that the tide begins to turn.  Frank has experienced his own heartbreak and offers Holly companionship and solace.

Gradually, as she is introduced to his eclectic group of friends, all with their own stories, she starts to heal. Let Me Be Like Water is a book simultaneously about nothing and everything: about the humdrum yet extraordinariness of everyday life; of lost and new connections; of loneliness and friendship.

‘I have a deep love for Brighton and Hove and feel really moved that through City Reads, Let Me Be Like Water will reach more of the city’s readers. It’s such an honour, and I really can’t wait!’  
S.K. Perry – City Reads author 2019


• 23 April 2019 – City Reads launches across the City on World Book Night
• 12 May 2019 – S.K. Perry- in conversation with Bridget Minamore at Brighton Festival

From its launch on World Book Night (23 April) to the final event at Brighton Festival on 12 May, there are a wide range of activities on offer, aimed at encouraging residents across the City (and beyond) to get reading and start talking.