Robert Lopez & Hannah Lillith Assadi

Photo of Robert LopezPhoto of Hannah Lillith AssadiIN-PERSON: Live at Fort Greene! 
Tuesday, May 10, 7:30 PM ET 
Robert Lopez presents A Better Class of People 
In conversation with Hannah Lillith Assadi 

In an uncanny, distorted version of New York City, a man rides the subway through the chaos of an ordinary commute. He may have a gun in his pocket. He may be looking for someone—a woman named Esperanza. Greenlight welcomes Brooklyn author and Greenlight neighbor Robert Lopez, hailed by Jenny Offill (Weather) as "one of the most exciting writers working today," in celebrating his sixth book, an experimental novel in stories that intersect and careen like subway tunnels through the realities of modern America. As we shuttle back and forth through time, we see a world ornamented by fraught, familiar realities: a man who stands in traffic, the same man seizing and shuddering on a sidewalk, an institution where the man is housed with other undesirables, a neighborhood where all the residents have forgotten their names. Over everything looms the specter of a nameless menace, a pervasive sense that something—more than just a ride—is coming to an end. Lopez is joined by acclaimed fellow local author Hannah Lillith Assadi (The Stars Are Not Yet Bells) for a reading and conversation probing the potentials of the story form and the tensions and fractures reflected in A Better Class of People—in which we just might recognize ourselves and our own world. 

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Event date: 

Tuesday, May 10, 2022 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

686 Fulton street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
A Better Class of People By Robert Lopez Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781950539420
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Dzanc Books - March 22nd, 2022

In an uncanny, distorted version of New York City, a man rides the subway through the chaos of an ordinary commute. He may have a gun in his pocket. He may be looking for someone--a woman named Esperanza.


The Stars Are Not Yet Bells: A Novel By Hannah Lillith Assadi Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780593084366
Availability: Available In Store Now (while supplies last)
Published: Riverhead Books - January 11th, 2022

Through the scrim of fading memory, an elderly woman confronts a lifetime of secrets and betrayal, under the mysterious skies of her island home


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