What Is Missing: Michael Frank with Wendy Lesser

Tue. Nov 19, 2019 at 6:30pm EST
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A suspenseful psychological family drama from the award-winning author of The Mighty Franks.
In mid-life, a year after the death of her husband, half-American, half-Italian writer and translator Costanza returns to the pension in Florence where she lived out some of the happiest days of her youth. While there, she encounters 17-year-old Andrew, and eventually his father Henry, a New York physician who specializes in fertility. Each character is marked in their own way by heartbreak and loss—but as their lives intersect, they offer each other a means to fill their respective gaps and become whole again.

Michael Frank's memoir, The Mighty Franks, was awarded the 2018 JQ Wingate Prize and was named one of the best books of 2017 by The Telegraph and The New Statesman. He speaks about his debut novel with Wendy Lesser, the founding and current editor of The Threepenny Review.

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Wachenheim Trustees Room (2nd Floor) The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 42nd Street & 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10018