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Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 PM Alexi Zentner presents The lobster kings In conversation with Tea Obreht Alexi Zentner, winner of both the O. Henry Prize and Narrative Prize, offers an imaginative riff on the collision of old and new, mythical and contemporary with his novel The lobster kings. A modern-day King Lear set in a lobster fishing village on an island off the coast of Maine, the novel reframes Cordelia’s struggle to maintain her island’s way of life in the face of threats from the mainland and modernity, and to preserve the looming, mythical legacy of her namesake. Novelist Tea Obreht (author of critically acclaimed and bestselling The Tiger’s Wife) calls Zentner “one of the greatest literary architects and mythmakers working today.” Zenter and Obreht discuss the novel, Shakespeare, magic, and Maine tonight at Greenlight.
Location: Street: 686 Fulton Street City: Brooklyn, Province: New York Postal Code: 11217 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
6/6 ANDRE DUBUS III discusses DIRTY LOVE and ALEXI ZENTNER discusses his new novel, THE LOBSTER KINGS
Friday June 2nd at 7pm two supremely literate and critically acclaimed authors — Andre Dubus 111 and Alexi Zentner — will read and discuss their work at the Jabberwocky Bookshop, at the Tannery, 50 Water St. Newburyport. Dirty Love is local author Andre Dubus 111’s bestselling book of linked novellas. Each story, set here on the Northshore, is a gritty and powerful and heartbreaking meditation on the way we live now, fraught through with Dubus’s own startling brand of understanding and compassion. Dubus is the author of The House of Sand & Fog, The Garden of Last Days, and the memoir, Townie, among others. His writing has received many honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Magazine Award and 2 Pushcart Prizes. The Boston Sunday Globe called his work incandescent and absorbing. The lobster kings, by Alexi Zentner, set on an island in Maine, is another powerful and compelling New England drama. With echoes of King Lear, Zentner tells the story of the 10th generation of lobster fishermen with incredible nuance and language all wrapped up in a fast paced story of daughters and patriarchy, of meth smugglers, and of tourists, and of mermaids. Zentner’s first novel, Touch, was published in a dozen countries and was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Tea Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, says “Alexi Zentner is one of the greatest literary architects and mythmakers working today.” These 2 great authors will read from and discuss their work in what is sure to be an inspiring evening. There is no charge for this event. For more information, please call 978-465-9359 or visit www.jabberwockybookshop.com
Location: Street: 50 Water Street Additional: Tannery Mill Bldg 1 City: Newburyport, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01950 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
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Group Summary Join us the SECOND Tuesday of this month to share your thoughts on the book of the month.
This month we're reading "Touch: A Novel" by Alexi Zentner. Book Description In Sawgamet, a north woods boomtown gone bust, the cold of winter breaks the glass of the schoolhouse thermometer, and the dangers of working in the cuts are overshadowed by the mysteries and magic lurking in the woods. Stephen, a pastor, is at home on the eve of his mother's funeral, thirty years after the mythic summer his grandfather returned to the town in search of his beloved but long-dead wife. And like his grandfather, Stephen is forced to confront the losses of his past.
Touch introduces you to a world where monsters and witches oppose singing dogs and golden caribou, where the living and the dead part and meet again in the crippling beauty of winter and the surreal haze of summer. -Syndetics Group Notes Library events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. Contact Info Battle Ground Community Library (360) 687-2322 www.fvrl.org… (MDGentleReader)… (més)
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Alexi Zentner is the winner of the 2008 O. Henry Prize and the 2008 Narrative Prize for short stories. His fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, and many other publications. Born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario, he know lives with his wife and two daughters in Ithaca, New York.
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