RoofTop 5, in the Pinheiros district of São Paulo, was the venue on 13th December 2015 for Damian Barr's Literary Salon with Polly Samson; the Brazilian edition of her book, Um ato de bondade, was published the previous week.
Polly and Damian were then joined by David Gilmour.
'The Kindness' has been published in paperback in the UK, India, and the United States, to be followed in Australia on Sunday 1st May 2016.
"A gem of a novel."
"A gorgeously chilling novel."
"The main ingredients of this novel are deceptively simple. A man; a woman; a house; a child;
a long-kept secret to be revealed, not in a fanfare, but in a series of small and somehow terrible revelations, tortuous
as the human heart. It is a beautifully-written and intricately-constructed piece of writing; shining, poetic and sumptuous;
a portrait of a sunlit lake, which at any moment may reveal itself to be the scene of a tragedy. Polly Samson is a writer of
great insight and sensitivity; her novel is moving, wistful, wise and ultimately hopeful; grown-up in all the right ways, but
still with a simplicity that comes directly from the heart."
"Dark, sensual and clever. I loved this book so much I finished it then started re-reading it to see
how she did it."