Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, June 16, 7:30 PM
Emily Temple presents The Lightness
In conversation with Téa Obreht
Literary Hub senior editor Emily Temple’s debut novel The Lightness is a stylish and stunningly precise meditation on adolescent desire, female friendship, belief, and the female body that shimmers with rage, wit, and fierce longing. Yearning to make sense of the abandonment of her beloved but mercurial father, Olivia follows his path to a place known as the Levitation Center, and joins a charismatic group of girls attempting to achieve enlightenment – and weightlessness. The Lightness juxtaposes fairy tales with quantum physics, cognitive science with religious fervor, and the passions and obsessions of youth with all of these, to explore concepts as complex as faith and as simple as loving people—even though you don’t, and can’t, know them at all. Téa Obreht, bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife and Inland, joins Temple in conversation for this virtual book launch!
Use coupon code LIGHTNESS to take 15% off your purchase of The Lightness before June 23!