Fort Greene store:
Monday, February 26, 7:30 PM
Sigrid Nunez presents The Friend
In conversation with Peter Cameron
Over the last twenty years, Sigrid Nunez has published six novels that have earned stunning reviews and prestigious awards, and her work has been compared to Philip Roth and Nadine Gordimer. Her new novel The Friend is a poignant and unforgettable story about loss, grief, and the unexpected ways in which we find healing. When a writer unexpectedly loses her lifelong best friend and mentor, she finds herself burdened with the enormous Great Dane he has left behind. What unfolds is a universally relatable love story in which the joys and suffering they experience together – the debilitating sadness that isolates her from the world, and the dog’s trauma at the sudden disappearance of its previous owner – help form their loyal, unbreakable bond. Cathleen Schine calls The Friend “a novel about loss and the loneliness of writing and imagination … A beautiful, beautiful book.” Nunez discusses her work with her friend and fellow author Peter Cameron, author of Andorra and Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You.