An Afternoon with Nathan Englander
Who: Bestselling novelist Nathan Englander.
What: Reading and discussing his acclaimed new novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth.
When:Sunday, 1 October at 4 PM.
Where: Rakestraw Books.
How much: This is a FREE event. Let us know you're coming by calling the shop at (925) 837-7337.
Why you should care: A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence.
From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong--who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner? A tour de force from one of America's most acclaimed voices in contemporary fiction.
Please join us on Sunday, 1 October at 4 PM as we welcome Nathan Englander to Rakestraw Books.