Wednesday, August 6, 7:30 PM
Elizabeth Gaffney presents When the World Was Young
In conversation with Susan Choi
A Public Space editor-at-large Elizabeth Gaffney’s new novel When the World Was Young, a followup to her acclaimed debut Metropolis, is partly inspired by her own family history as a Brooklynite (Gaffney and her family have owned and lived in the same Brooklyn Heights brownstone since she was born). The story of a spunky misfit girl growing up in her grandparents’ brownstone with her dazzling but unstable mother in the shadow of World War II, Gaffney’s book is an immersive, beautiful novel about mothers and daughters, the secrets that divide us, and the love that keeps us together. Gaffney discusses her work with fellow author Susan Choi, her friend and colleague from Brooklyn women writers group Powderkeg and the author most recently of the novel My Education.