Monday, August 29, 7:30 PM
Tim Murphy presents Christodora
In conversation with James Hannaham
Since its construction in the 1920s, the Christodora has remained an iconic apartment building in Manhattan’s colorful East Village, weathering New York City’s various cultural shifts and housing diverse residents. In his vivid and compelling novel Christodora, Tim Murphy, who has spent the last twenty years reporting on HIV/AIDS, imagines a cast of characters whose fates intertwine in and around this historic building as the novel moves kaleidoscopically from the AIDS epidemic and the Tompkins Square Riots of the 1980s to a future New York City where subzero winters are a thing of the past. Publishers Weekly says, “Murphy has written The Bonfire of the Vanities for the age of AIDS, using the same reportorial skills as Tom Wolfe to re-create the changing decades, complete with a pitch-perfect deployment of period detail.” Murphy discusses the novel with fellow author and Greenlight neighbor James Hannaham, author of the 2016 PEN/Faulkner award-winning novel Delicious Foods.