Thomson’s This Party’s Got to Stop


“My mother spoke to me once after she was dead.” That’s the first sentence of Rupert Thomson’s forthcoming memoir, This Party’s Got to Stop, which I started reading last night and am loving and rationing. (I’m in lockdown at my sister’s place, getting some writing done; also, I’ve waited a long time for this book and don’t want to tear through it too quickly.)

The full first chapter is online at Granta, and Rupert reads a later section above. Unless you’re new to this site, you probably know that he’s one of my favorite writers — and, now, a friend.


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