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Álvaro Enrigue with Garth Risk Hallberg
Fort Greene store:
Thursday, February 16, 7:30 PM
Paperback launch: Álvaro Enrigue presents Sudden Death
In conversation with Garth Risk Hallberg
From internationally celebrated Mexican author Álvaro Enrigue comes a kaleidoscopic, genre-bending book. Hand-selected by Natasha Wimmer— the inimitable translator for Roberto Bolaño and Mario Vargas Llosa—to be her latest project, Sudden Death has already secured some of the most prestigious awards in the world, including the Herralde Prize in Spain, the Elena Poniatowska International Novel Award in Mexico, and the Barcelona Prize for Fiction. A dazzling, shape-shifting work of literary fiction, Sudden Death daringly imagines the clash of empires and ideas, told through a 16th century tennis match in Rome between the Italian artist Caravaggio and the Spanish poet Quevedo, played with a ball made from beheaded Anne Boleyn’s hair. Garth Risk Hallberg calls the book, “A novel that does full justice to the phrase 'cutting edge’… once formally audacious and piercingly humane.” Hallberg joins Enrigue for conversation.