Fort Greene store:
Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 PM
Jennifer duBois presents The Spectators
In conversation with Karan Mahajan
National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Author and PEN/Hemingway finalist Jennifer DuBois joins us at Greenlight to discuss her highly anticipated new novel The Spectators. Talk show host Matthew “Mattie” Miller has made his fame by shining a spotlight on the most unlikely and bizarre secrets of society, exposing them on live television in front of millions of gawking viewers. But the secrets of Mattie’s own past as a brilliant young politician in a crime-ridden New York City begin to push their way to the surface. In her most daring and multidimensional novel yet, duBois vividly portrays the heyday of gay liberation in the seventies and the grip of the AIDS crisis in the eighties, alongside a backstage view of nineties television in an age of moral panic. With wit, heart, and crackling intelligence, The Spectators examines the human capacity for reinvention and forces us to ask ourselves what we choose to look at and why. duBois presents her novel in conversation with novelist, essayist, and critic Karan Mahajan.