Nicole Krauss with Ruth Franklin: Curious Crossroads

Mon. Sep 11, 2017 at 7:00pm EDT
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Nicole Krauss with Ruth Franklin: Curious Crossroads

Forest Dark, Nicole Krauss’s first novel since 2010’s Great House, is a search: for solace, self-realization, metamorphosis, and a glimpse of the infinite. Two seekers, both recently divorced, travel to Tel Aviv, one to honor his parents, one to repeat a vacation ritual she has practiced since childhood. But when both have run-ins with peculiar and beguiling characters—he with a charismatic American rabbi and his daughter; she with a retired literature professor proposing an irresistible project—the consequences, unimaginable and inexorable, will fundamentally alter life for them both. Joining Krauss in conversation about her new book is biographer and book critic Ruth Franklin, known for her book A Thousand Darknesses: Lies and Truth in Holocaust Fiction and her biography Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life.




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Wachenheim Trustees Room (2nd Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
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