This is a hybrid event, offered both in-person and virtually.
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No registration is required to attend in person.
From the Publisher:
The Big Guy loves his family, money and country. Undone by the results of the 2008 presidential election, he taps a group of like-minded men to reclaim their version of the American Dream. As they build a scheme to disturb and disrupt, the Big Guy also faces turbulence within his family. His wife, Charlotte, grieves a life not lived, while his 18-year-old daughter, Meghan, begins to realize that her favorite subject—history—is not exactly what her father taught her.
In a story that is as much about the dynamics within a family as it is about the desire for those in power to remain in power, Homes presciently unpacks a dangerous rift in American identity, prompting a reconsideration of the definition of truth, freedom and democracy—and exploring the explosive consequences of what happens when the same words mean such different things to people living together under one roof.
A.M. Homes is the author of 13 books, among them the best-selling memoir “The Mistress’ Daughter’; the novels “This Book Will Save Your Life,” “The End of Alice” and “Jack”; and the short story collections “Days of Awe,” “The Safety of Objects” and “Things You Should Know.” She also writes for film and television and teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University.
Laura F. Edwards is a legal historian whose research focuses on the 19th -century United States. She has a bachelor's degree in American Culture from Northwestern University and a doctorate in history from the University of North Carolina. She taught at Duke University for 20 years before joining the faculty at Princeton University.
This event is part of the Library's and Labyrinth Bookstore's joint programming and is cosponsored by Princeton University’s Lewis Center for the Arts and Humanities Council.
Community Room Accessibility
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assistive listening system compatible with personal T-coil-enabled devices (compatible headphones also available for use during programs)
- English-language subtitles for films (when available)
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