Love and Family: The Primal Longing

Sunday, May 5 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
  • International
  • Literary

Lydia Fitzpatrick, Rachel Howard, Hanne Ørstavik, moderated by Aída Salazar

The longing for family—for a core sense of love and belonging—drives the novels written by these highly empathetic writers. Lydia Fitzpatrick tells a spellbinding story of the fierce bond between two young brothers determined to find a way back to each other across continents. Rachel Howard tackles not only kinship but what can destroy it; a forty-something couple become foster parents to a girl so difficult that they have to decide whether to give her up. In beautiful prose that conveys unfulfilled longing, Hanne Ørstavik portrays a mother and son unable to connect on a snowy night in Norway. Come hear how these writers create such deep emotional experiences on the page.

Brower Center - Tamalpais Room

With the support of the Norway House Foundation and NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad