Virtual Event: Gregory Maguire
The Brides of Maracoor:
in conversation with CHRISTOPHER MOORE
October 12, 2021
6:00 PM ET
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Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes GREGORY MAGUIRE—the beloved, bestselling author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West—for a discussion of his latest novel, The Brides of Maracoor. He will be joined in conversation by fellow novelist CHRISTOPHER MOORE, author of The Serpent of Venice and Shakespeare for Squirrels.
There are two ticket options available for this event.
Admission Ticket - $34.25: Includes one admission link, one hardcover copy of The Brides of Maracoor, and one bookplate signed by the author. U.S. shipping also included. Books will be shipped to ticket-holders following the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.
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About The Brides of Maracoor
Ten years ago this season, Gregory Maguire wrapped up the series he began with Wicked by giving us the fourth and final volume of the Wicked Years, his elegiac Out of Oz.
But “out of Oz” isn’t “gone for good.” Maguire’s new series, Another Day, is here, twenty-five years after Wicked first flew into our lives.
Volume one, The Brides of Maracoor, finds Elphaba’s granddaughter, Rain, washing ashore on a foreign island. Comatose from crashing into the sea, Rain is taken in by a community of single women committed to obscure devotional practices.
As the mainland of Maracoor sustains an assault by a foreign navy, the island’s civil-servant overseer struggles to understand how an alien arriving on the shores of Maracoor could threaten the stability and wellbeing of an entire nation. Is it myth or magic at work, for good or for ill?
The trilogy Another Day will follow this green-skinned girl from the island outpost into the unmapped badlands of Maracoor before she learns how, and becomes ready, to turn her broom homeward, back to her family and her lover, back to Oz, which—in its beauty, suffering, mystery, injustice, and possibility—reminds us all too clearly of the troubled yet sacred terrain of our own lives.
Praise for The Brides of Maracoor
“Wonderful attention to detail. . . . [Maguire] does excellent character work. . . . The larger world of Maracoor Abiding . . . has echoes of Greek mythology and looks to be fertile ground as a setting for more books. An expertly crafted introduction to a new series of magic and adventure.” —Kirkus Reviews
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