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.

2019-05-05 11:45:00 2019-05-05 13:00:00 America/Los_Angeles Love and Family: The Primal Longing 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 Lydia Fitzpatrick, Rachel Howard, Hanne Ørstavik, moderated by Aída Salazar Get Tickets

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