Live via Zoom:
Monday, May 17, 5:00 PM ET
Maggie Shipstead presents Great Circle
In conversation with Brandon Taylor
Maggie Shipstead, bestselling author of Astonish Me and Seating Arrangements, comes to Greenlight (virtually!) to present her new novel, Great Circle. This unforgettable story spans Prohibition-era Montana, the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, New Zealand, wartime London, and modern-day Los Angeles as it follows Marian Graves, a daredevil female aviator determined to chart her own course in life, at any cost. A century later, Hadley Baxter is cast to play Marian in a film that centers on Marian's disappearance in Antarctica. Her immersion in the role unfolds alongside Marian's own story, as the two women's fates—and their hunger for self-determination in vastly different geographies and times—collide. Epic and emotional, meticulously researched and gloriously told, Great Circle is a monumental work of art. Shipstead is joined in conversation by Brandon Taylor, author of the acclaimed novel Real Life and the forthcoming story collection Filthy Animals.