• Quichotte

    by Salman Rushdie
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    Quichotte

Salman Rushdie

presents

Quichotte:
A Novel

in conversation with GISH JEN

Date

Sep
13
Friday
September 13, 2019
7:00 PM
(Doors at 6:30)

Location

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$29.75 (book bundled) - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store welcomes internationally renowned author SALMAN RUSHDIE for a discussion of his latest novel, Quichotte. He will be joined in conversation by award-winning local writer GISH JEN.

Update

Due to a schedule change this event will not include a public signing. All books will be personally pre-signed by the author.

About Quichotte

Inspired by the Cervantes classic, Sam DuChamp, mediocre writer of spy thrillers, creates Quichotte, a courtly, addled salesman obsessed with television who falls in impossible love with a TV star. Together with his (imaginary) son Sancho, Quichotte sets off on a picaresque quest across America to prove worthy of her hand, gallantly braving the tragicomic perils of an age where “Anything-Can-Happen.” Meanwhile, his creator, in a midlife crisis, has equally urgent challenges of his own.

Just as Cervantes wrote Don Quixote to satirize the culture of his time, Rushdie takes the reader on a wild ride through a country on the verge of moral and spiritual collapse. And with the kind of storytelling magic that is the hallmark of Rushdie’s work, the fully realized lives of DuChamp and Quichotte intertwine in a profoundly human quest for love and a wickedly entertaining portrait of an age in which fact is so often indiscernible from fiction.

Gish Jen
Gish Jen

Gish Jen

Gish Jen is the author of the novels Typical American, Mona in the Promised Land, The Love Wife, and World and Town, as well as a collection of stories, Who’s Irish?, and a book of nonfiction, Tiger Writing: Art, Culture and the Interdependent Self, based on the Massey lectures she gave at Harvard. Her latest book is The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap. Her honors include the Lannan Award for Fiction and the Strauss Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Her upcoming novel, The Resisters, will be published in February 2020. 

Photo Credit: Romana Vysatova

Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie is the author of thirteen previous novels—Grimus, Midnight’s Children (for which he won the Booker Prize and the Best of the Booker), Shame, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor’s Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, Luka and the Fire of LifeTwo Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, and The Golden House—and one collection of short stories: East, West. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University. A former president of PEN American Center, Rushdie was knighted in 2007 for services to literature.

Photo credit: Beowulf Sheehan

Tickets are available online only at harvard.com and harvardbookstore.eventbrite.com. All tickets include a copy of Quichotte. Books bundled with tickets may only be picked up at the venue the night of the event, and cannot be picked up in-store beforehand.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

First Parish Church
1446 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 2 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and look for the newsstand called Crimson Corner. Turn right and proceed north along Mass. Ave. going toward the Cambridge Common. You will pass the Harvard Coop, Bank of America, and CVS. The First Parish Church is located at the corner of Mass. Ave. and Church St. Please enter through the front door of the church.

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