Monday, August 29, 7:30 PM
Amy Waldman reads from The Submission
Already widely praised by authors and critics, Amy Waldman’s novel The Submission re-imagines the aftermath of 9/11, ten years after the event. A panel of local politicians, artists, community members and the bereaved has chosen a striking garden as the winning design for the 9/11 memorial – but when the designer is revealed as an enigmatic Muslim-American, a media firestorm erupts amid escalating tensions about the place of Islam in America. Peopled with journalists, activists, mourners, and bureaucrats who struggle for advantage and fight for their ideals, The Submission has been called “The Bonfire of the Vanities for our time” (Booklist) and is among the most anticipated books of the year; Brooklyn author Amy Waldman’s reading and talk at Greenlight is certain to spark emotion and conversation.