Local author and U.K. transplant Bali James’ debut collection of stories illuminates those often unnoticed moments in a life in which choices get made, and unfolds for us the unforeseen consequences of these decisions. If your beach blanket calls for fiction, come sample these fresh and nuanced fables that traverse the continents and join us at Chevalier’s for a reading and signing of The Stories: Book One on Friday, May 20th at 7pm.
The visually-alive narratives in Stories Book One are told in an immediate and accessible style notable for a specificity of tone and droll perspective. The stories are both concise and thoroughly engaging, imaginative and with a touch of the fable-like. A cross-cultural and stimulating read, we get an often humorous portrayal of one person’s interpretation of our complex world – one she embraces unflinchingly.
Born and raised in the U.K., Bali James affectionately considers Los Angeles her home. However, it has not always been that way; the themes of identity and belonging reappear as sub-currents throughout her writing. Bali James is a Creative Professional, enjoying work in a spectrum of related fields. The Stories is her first book of fiction.