Live via Zoom:
Monday, May 11, 7:30 PM
Christopher Beha presents The Index of Self-Destructive Acts
In conversation with Craig Finn
Editor of Harper’s Magazine Christopher Beha joins Greenlight (virtually!) to share his latest novel, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts. On the day Sam Waxworth arrives in New York to write for the Interviewer, a street-corner preacher declares that the world is coming to an end. A data journalist and recent media celebrity – he correctly forecast every outcome of the 2008 election –Sam knows a few things about predicting the future. But when projection meets reality, life gets complicated. Sweeping in scope yet meticulous in its construction, The Index of Self-Destructive Acts is a remarkable family portrait and a masterful evocation of New York City and its institutions. Over the course of a single baseball season, Beha traces the passing of the torch from the old establishment to the new meritocracy, exploring how each generation’s failure helped land us where we are today. Whether or not the world is ending, Beha’s characters are all headed to apocalypses of their own making. Craig Finn, Minnesota-bred and New York City-based singer/songwriter of The Hold Steady, joins Beha in conversation for this live online author event!