Join us for ELIF BATUMAN discussing her highly anticipated new book Either/Or. The novel is a sequel to The Idiot, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and continues her beloved protagonist Selin’s quest for self-knowledge, as she travels abroad and tests the limits of her newfound adulthood.
Elif will be in conversation with writer Grace Lavery (pictured right), Associate Professor in the Department of English at UC Berkeley, author of Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis.
In its starred review of Either/Or, Publishers Weekly wrote, “Effervescent . . . Observant, defiant, and newly on antidepressants, Selin approaches the mystery of human relations with a beginner’s naivete and sharp intelligence . . . Batuman’s light touch and humor are brought to bear on serious questions . . . As accomplished as The Idiot was, this improves upon it, and Batuman’s already sharp chops as a novelist come across as even more refined in these pages. Readers will be enraptured.”
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THIS EVENT is free but pre-registration is required. If you would like to attend, please sign up at this link no later than 4pm on June 1. You may also sign up at the store.
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