Alexi Zentner & Tea Obreht

Wednesday, June 11, 7:30 PM
Alexi Zentner presents The Lobster Kings
In conversation with Tea Obreht

Alexi Zentner, winner of both the O. Henry Prize and Narrative Prize, offers an imaginative riff on the collision of old and new, mythical and contemporary with his novel The Lobster Kings. A modern-day King Lear set in a lobster fishing village on an island off the coast of Maine, the novel reframes Cordelia’s struggle to maintain her island’s way of life in the face of threats from the mainland and modernity, and to preserve the looming, mythical legacy of her namesake. Novelist Tea Obreht (author of critically acclaimed and bestselling The Tiger’s Wife) calls Zentner “one of the greatest literary architects and mythmakers working today.” Zenter and Obreht discuss the novel, Shakespeare, magic, and Maine tonight at Greenlight.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 7:30pm

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686 Fulton Street
11217 Brooklyn
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