Live via Zoom:
Monday, July 20, 7:30 PM
Douglas A. Martin presents
Branwell: A Novel of the Brontë Brother
In conversation with Darcey Steinke
Douglas A. Martin, award-winning author of Outline of My Lover and the anti true crime novel Wolf, takes to the virtual Greenlight stage to share the reissue of his novel, Branwell: A Novel of the Brontë Brother. Branwell Brontë—brother of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne—has a childhood marked by tragedy and the weight of expectations. After the early deaths of his mother and a beloved older sister, he is kept away from school and tutored at home by his father, a curate, who rests all his ambitions for his children on his only son. Yet while his sisters go on to write Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, and Agnes Grey, Branwell wanders from job to job, growing increasingly dependent on alcohol and opium and failing to become a great poet or artist. Martin’s Branwell is a portrait of childhood dreams, thwarted desire, the confinements of gender—and an homage to the landscape and milieu that inspired some of the most revolutionary works of English literature. This new edition includes an introduction by Greenlight neighbor and acclaimed author Darcey Steinke, who also joins Martin in conversation for this virtual book talk.
Use coupon code BRANWELL to take 15% off your purchase of Branwell before July 27!