NOTES FROM A COMA by Mike McCormack

March 17, 2013

Mike McCormack spoke about his book, Notes From a Coma, at Politics & Prose on Sunday, March 17, 2013.

Heralded from his earliest fiction, the short story collection Getting it in the Head, as a darkly original writer, McCormack richly realizes his promise in his third book. Examining questions of identity through the prisms of social justice and cutting-edge technology, the novel follows JJ, a Romanian orphan raised by adoptive parents in Ireland, who volunteers for an experimental program using induced coma as an alternative for incarceration.

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ISBN: 9781616952327
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Published: Soho Press - March 5th, 2013

GHANA MUST GO by Taiye Selasi

March 15, 2013

Taiye Selasi spoke about her book, Ghana Must Go, at Politics & Prose on Friday, March 15, 2013.

The death of the patriarch is the catalyst for the Sai family’s reunion and regeneration in Selasi’s accomplished debut novel. Dr. Sai was an admired surgeon but his private life left pain and secrets in its wake. As his far-flung adult children return to their mother in Ghana, the narrative traces their different ways of coming to terms with their memories.

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ISBN: 9780143124979
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Published: Penguin Books - January 28th, 2014


March 13, 2013

Ann Hood spoke about her book, The Obituary Writer, at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

The latest novel from the prolific fiction writer and essayist is a narrative of two women in two different eras whose lives have a startling connection. In 1961, Claire, a young wife in an unhappy marriage, is trying to decide whether to stay or break free. Her decision will be influenced by events from 1919 when Vivien, a writer, was still searching for the man she loved, missing since the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.

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ISBN: 9780393346770
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 7th, 2013