Tuesday, March 25 at 7 PM at Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points
New York Times Best-selling author Meg Wolitzer talks about her latest book The Interestings
$25 includes a signed paperback copy of the book and admission to an intimate conversation and meet-and-greet with the author. Purchase tickets online, by calling 404.681.5128 or stop by A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave., Atlanta, 30307.
“On a warm night in early July of that long-evaporated year, the Interestings gathered for the very first time. They were only fifteen, sixteen, and they began to call themselves the name with tentative irony.”
From bestselling author Meg Wolitzer a dazzling, panoramic novel about what becomes of early talent, and the roles that art, money, and even envy can play in close friendships.
The summer that Nixon resigns, six teenagers at a summer camp for the arts become inseparable. Decades later the bond remains powerful, but so much else has changed. In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge.
Listen to Wolitzer talk about the book on NPR.
Meg Wolitzer’s novels include The Interestings; The Uncoupling; The Ten-Year Nap; The Position; and The Wife. She is also the author of a novel for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. Wolitzer’s short fiction has appeared in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. In September 2013, along with singer-songwriter Suzzy Roche, she was a guest artist in the Princeton Atelier program at Princeton University.
Praise for Meg Wolitzer
“Remarkable… [The Interestings’s] inclusive vision and generous sweep place it among the ranks of books like Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom and Jeffrey Eugenides The Marriage Plot. The Interestings is warm, all-American, and acutely perceptive about the feelings and motivations of its characters, male and female, young and old, gay and straight; but it’s also stealthily, unassumingly, and undeniably a novel of ideas…With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.” —The New York Times Book Review
“A sprawling, marvelously inventive novel…ambitious and enormously entertaining.” —The Washington Post
“A supremely engrossing, deeply knowing, genius-level enterprise…The novel is thick and thickly populated. And yet Wolitzer is brilliant at keeping the reader close by her side as she takes her story back and forth across time, in and out of multiple lives, and into the tangle of countless continuing, sometimes compromising, conversations.” —Chicago Tribune
Call 404.681.5128 or stop by A Cappella Books, 208 Haralson Ave., Atlanta, 30307, for more information.