Tuesday, March 8, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Jonathan Lee presents High Dive
In conversation with Téa Obreht
Wine reception to follow
British-born, Brooklyn-based novelist Jonathan Lee’s US debut High Dive opens in September 1984 as a bomb is planted in the Grand Hotel in Brighton, England, set to explode on the day Margaret Thatcher and her entire cabinet will be staying there. High Dive not only takes us inside this audacious assassination attempt—a decisive act of violence on the world stage—but also imagines its way into a group of unforgettable characters: Dan, a young IRA explosives expert; Moose, the deputy hotel manager; and Freya, his teenage daughter. Nimbly weaving together fact and fiction, comedy and tragedy, the novel has received starred advance reviews from both Publishers' Weekly and Kirkus; has been named a most anticipated book of 2016 by Buzzfeed, Flavorwire, and Garth Risk Hallberg in The Millions; and has been praised by authors such as Lauren Groff, Joshua Ferris, and Téa Obreht, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger's Wife, who writes that High Dive is a "bold, thrilling triumph of a book.” Lee and Obreht discuss High Dive at tonight’s book launch, followed by a wine reception.