9th Ave: Laura Van Den Berg and Anthony Marra

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 7:30pm

This event will be held at our 9th Ave. location.

 

 

Laura Van Den Berg discusses her new novel, The Third Hotel with Anthony Marra.

 

Praise for The Third Hotel

 

“I love Laura van den Berg for her eeriness and her elegance, the way the fabric of her stories is woven on a slightly warped loom so that you read her work always a bit perturbed. The Third Hotel is artfully fractured, slim and singular; it’s a book that sings, but always with a strange pressure more felt than heard beneath the song.” —Lauren Groff, author of Fates and Furies

 

“In this gorgeous, frighteningly smart novel, a woman deranged by grief becomes an imposter in her own life. As inventive and inexorable as a dream, The Third Hotel is a devastating excavation of the unconscionable demands we place on those we love, and a profound portrait of the uncanny composite creature that is a marriage. Laura van den Berg is one of our best writers, an absolute marvel.” —Garth Greenwell, author of What Belongs to You

 

“I love the way Laura van den Berg writes. The Third Hotel is another of her beguiling little masterpieces. One that, with ruminative grace and sublime wit, answers and elucidates the question of what it means to be human.” —Miriam Toews, author of All My Puny Sorrows

 

About The Third Hotel

 

In Havana, Cuba, a widow tries to come to terms with her husband’s death—and the truth about their marriage—in Laura van den Berg’s surreal, mystifying story of psychological reflection and metaphysical mystery.

 

Shortly after Clare arrives in Havana, Cuba, to attend the annual Festival of New Latin American Cinema, she finds her husband, Richard, standing outside a museum. He’s wearing a white linen suit she’s never seen before, and he’s supposed to be dead. Grief-stricken and baffled, Clare tails Richard, a horror film scholar, through the newly tourist-filled streets of Havana, clocking his every move. As the distinction between reality and fantasy blurs, Clare finds grounding in memories of her childhood in Florida and of her marriage to Richard, revealing her role in his death and reappearance along the way. The Third Hotel is a propulsive, brilliantly shape-shifting novel from an inventive author at the height of her narrative powers.

 

 

The Third Hotel: A Novel Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780374168353
Availability: On Our Shelves Now. Call store for up-to-the-minute availability.
Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 7th, 2018

"[A] future cult classic." —The New York Times Book Review


Find Me: A Novel Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780374536077
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Published: FSG Originals - February 2nd, 2016

Long-listed for the 2016 International Dylan Thomas Prize

After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find Me, her highly anticipated debut novel--a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world.


The Isle of Youth: Stories Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780374177232
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Published: FSG Originals - November 5th, 2013

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What the World Will Look Like When All the Water Leaves Us Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781941531877
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The stories in Laura van den Berg's rich and inventive debut illuminate the intersection of the mythic and the mundane: A failed actress takes a job as a Bigfoot impersonator. A botanist seeking a rare flower crosses paths with a group of men hunting the Loch Ness Monster.


The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780770436452
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Published: Hogarth - July 19th, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena—dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art.


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