Fort Greene Store:
Tuesday, November 5, 7:30 PM
Book Launch: Zeruya Shalev presents Pain
In conversation with Lauren Groff
Reception to follow
In her remarkable novel Pain, bestselling Israeli author Zeruya Shalev explores the power of heartbreak, and the consequences that can come from continuously mourning the life we almost had. Ten years after Iris was almost killed in a suicide bombing, the pain of her injuries return. She’s shocked when her doctor turns out to be the love of her teenage years, Eitan. Caught in her past and the overwhelming feelings of seeing Eitan again, she starts a secret, passionate affair. For the first time in decades, and despite the guilt of betraying her family, Iris is alight with passion and love. She soon finds herself with a difficult choice: try to reclaim the life and love she should have had, or work to fix her broken family. Pain is a powerful, astute novel that exposes how old passions can return, testing our capacity to make choices about what is most essential in life. Joining Shalev in conversation is Lauren Groff, author of Florida, Fates and Furies, and other works of fiction. A reception follows to celebrate the book’s launch.