Thursday, September 25, 7:30 PM
Will Boast presents Epilogue
In conversation with Julia Fierro
At the age of twenty-four, Will Boast had suffered the death of his mother, his only sibling (a younger brother), and finally his father to alcoholism. While numbly carrying out the matters of his father’s estate, Boast discovered documents revealing a second family: his father’s ex-wife and two sons in England —brothers he never knew he had. Boast’s book Epilogue is a stunning family memoir -- a meditation on grief, the hidden mysteries of a seemingly ordinary family, and the redemptive power of a profound, unexpected discovery. The book has been highly praised by critics and fellow authors including Anthony Marra, Eleanor Henderson, and Jamie Quatro. Boast talks about his work with Julia Fierro, founder of the Sacket Street Writers’ Workshop and author most recently of the novel Cutting Teeth.