Time: May 8, 2014 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
Street: 55 Hayood Street
Event Type: author, signing, reading, event, booksigning, book, francine, prose
Organized By: Malaprop's Bookstore Cafe
Latest Activity: Apr 4, 2014
Thursday, May 8 at 7 pm
FRANCINE PROSE READING & SIGNING
The author of so many favorites including Goldengrove, Blue Angel, The Lives of the Muses, Reading Like a Writer, Francine Prose turns to a story inspired by a photograph. The novel’s title, Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932, alludes to the Georges Brassai photograph, Lesbian Couple at Le Monocle, 1932. The characters whose lives and fortunes unfold in the novel are based on Violette Morris, a real cross-dressing lesbian and Olympic athlete, Henry Miller, and Hungarian photographer Brassai. A unique look at Paris and Berlin in the 20s and 30s, Lovers is “[a] reading experience like none other-a shimmering library of possible truths and forking pathways…” according to Karen Russell (Swamplandia!). For her rarity, Michael Cunningham (The Hours) calls Prose “the Hope Diamond of literature.” Please don’t miss this event!
We are also hosting a special ticketed reception for Francine Prose from 5:30-6:30. Email Alsace@malaprops.com for reception info.