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Katie Kitamura with Rivka Galchen
Fort Greene store:
Thursday, March 2, 7:30 PM (rescheduled from February 9!)
Book launch: Katie Kitamura presents A Separation
In conversation with Rivka Galchen
Wine reception to follow
Critics at the New York Times Book Review and Boston Globe have already declared Greenlight neighbor Katie Kitamura to be a “major” and “prodigious” talent. Adept at evoking complex psychological territory, she’s garnered praise from writers as distinct and disparate as Salman Rushdie, Teju Cole, Jenny Offill and Tom McCarthy. Kitamura’s new novel A Separation tells the story of a marriage’s end, the gulf that divides us from the inner lives of others, and the narratives we invent to mask our true selves. The novel evokes the psychologically taut atmosphere of a Patricia Highsmith story with the spellbinding stylings of an Elena Ferrante. And yet, there’s “a sweet coldness here that is all Kitamura’s” (Financial Times). A Separation is a riveting stylistic masterpiece of absence and presence, secrets and lies, that leaves the reader transformed. Rivka Galchen, author of American Innovations and Little Labors, joins Kitamura for conversation, followed by a wine reception to celebrate the book’s launch.