Live via Zoom:
Tuesday, August 18, 7:30 PM ET (note: this event has been rescheduled from August 4)
Book Launch: Peter Cameron presents What Happens at Night
Beloved author Peter Cameron joins Greenlight (virtually!) for the launch of his latest novel, What Happens at Night. In this atmospheric, suspenseful novel, an American couple travels to a strange, snowy European city to adopt a baby, who they hope will resurrect their failing marriage. Their attempt to claim their baby is both helped and hampered by the people they encounter: an ancient, flamboyant chanteuse, a debauched businessman, an enigmatic faith healer, and a stoic bartender who dispenses an addictive, lichen-flavored schnapps. Nothing is as it seems in this mysterious, frozen world, and the longer the couple endure the punishing cold the less they seem to know about their marriage, themselves, and life itself. Cameron reads and discusses his book, which Garth Greenwell describes as “faultlessly elegant and quietly menacing, like a tuxedo lined with knives.” Peter talks about his book with Christopher Beha, editor of Harper’s Magazine and author of The Index of Self-Destructive Acts.