• Bristol Lit Fest

Dragonfly, by Jari Moate – Book Launch from Tangent Books with special guest Christopher Wakling

Updated: Oct 10, 2018


Photo by Paul Bullivant. Cover art by Joe Burt.

7:30pm, 20 October

Waterstones, Free (RSVP)


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One man returns, ready to disobey the world he fought so hard for.


A powerful new literary thriller from Jari Moate, overlaid with British Gothic and the New Weird that questions how we live, from festival founder, author of Paradise Now and This Brick In My Hand.


Expect a great atmosphere with live music, visuals, readings, local ale and… a chocolate fountain!


Dragonfly: ‘Marine P’ is a soldier on the run from lost love and war, carrying a shocking secret, following a dead man’s voice to a derelict chocolate factory in Bristol. Inside, the old platoon are gathering for safety, a civilian surveyor says she cannot escape, and a mob with dark intent roam a shifting labyrinth. Nothing is what it seems as visions of society clash, and Marine P seeks a new way to live by paying the ancient cost of peace.


“Hot off the page… searing… the words lift and embed themselves in your mind.” Novel Nights


“Intense.” Peter Sutton


Jari is a compelling performer of the written word, guaranteed to have you on the edge of your seat, with Bristol’s Christopher Wakling, author of the thrilling Escape and Evasion hosting the Q&A.


7:30 - 9:30pm.


Jari Moate

Jari is Anglo-Finnish, living in Bristol. His day job is to change how investment works, creating positive social impact. He has been an insurance salesman, folk musician, soldier in Finland and always a writer, including with homeless veterans. Jari is a lay preacher and founder of the Bristol Festival of Literature, now in its 8th marvellous year.


Jari Moate’s first novel, Paradise Now, came out in 2010, to rave reviews. This year, Dragonfly is ready to land on your shelves..!


This event is supported by Dawkins Ales.


Address: Union Street, Bristol, BS1 3XD


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