Date: Thursday 5th January 2012
Speaker: Clive Hendry
Venue:Hydra Books 34 Old Market
The Safety Net is a fact based novel set in a hostel for homeless people. The book follows eight people living and working in the hostel as they struggle with the loss of independence within the bureaucracy and inefficiencies of the welfare state. The novel is structured as a series of overlapping short stories, one for each main character.
Each of them find somewhere to live in Webber House, a hostel for the homeless. But in the bureaucratic, under-resourced world of support services, will Webber House be the safety net they need?
Come and meet Clive Hendry as he talks about his book and the background which led to it being written.