Fort Greene Store:
Tuesday, February 18, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Alexis Schaitkin presents Saint X
In conversation with Greg Jackson
Alexis Schaitkin launches her highly anticipated debut novel Saint X, hailed by Joyce Carol Oates as “irresistibly suspenseful and canny.” Claire is only seven years old when her older sister, Alison, vanishes from the Caribbean island of Saint X during their family vacation. When her body is found, days later, in a remote cay, two local men—employees at the resort—are arrested, but the evidence is slim, the timeline blurry, and the men are soon released. For Claire, the quest for answers surrounding her sister’s death leads to an unlikely attachment with one of the suspects—an obsession connecting two people whose lives are forever marked by the same tragedy. Written with compassion and razor-sharp precision, Saint X is a haunting portrait of grief, obsession and the bond between two sisters never truly given the chance to know one another. Schaitkin launches her new book in conversation with Greg Jackson, author of the short story collection Prodigals.