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    by Joyce Carol Oates
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Virtual Event: Joyce Carol Oates

presenting

Breathe:
A Novel

in conversation with JONATHAN SANTLOFER

Date

Aug
11
Wednesday
August 11, 2021
8:00 PM ET

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Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books welcome bestselling, prize-winning author JOYCE CAROL OATES for a discussion of her latest novel, Breathe. She will be joined in conversation by artist and writer JONATHAN SANTLOFER, author of The Widower's Notebook and The Last Mona Lisa: A Novel.

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Admission Ticket - $34.25: Includes one admission link, one copy of Breathe, and one bookplate signed by the author. US 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 Breathe

Amid a starkly beautiful but uncanny landscape in New Mexico, a married couple from Cambridge, MA takes residency at a distinguished academic institute. When the husband is stricken with a mysterious illness, misdiagnosed at first, their lives are uprooted and husband and wife each embarks upon a nightmare journey. At thirty-seven, Michaela faces the terrifying prospect of widowhood—and the loss of Gerard, whose identity has greatly shaped her own.

In vividly depicted scenes of escalating suspense, Michaela cares desperately for Gerard in his final days as she comes to realize that her love for her husband, however fierce and selfless, is not enough to save him and that his death is beyond her comprehension. A love that refuses to be surrendered at death—is this the blessing of a unique married love, or a curse that must be exorcized?

Part intimately detailed love story, part horror story rooted in real life, Breathe is an exploration of hauntedness rooted in the domesticity of marital love, as well as our determination both to be faithful to the beloved and to survive the trauma of loss.

Praise for Breathe

“Powerful. . . . Fecund with fear and anguish, and driven by raw, breathless narration, this hallucinatory tale will not disappoint. Oates is on a roll.” —Publishers Weekly

Jonathan Santlofer
Jonathan Santlofer

Jonathan Santlofer

Jonathan Santlofer is a writer and artist. His debut novel, The Death Artist, was an international bestseller translated into 17 languages and is currently in development for screen adaptation. His fourth novel, Anatomy of Fear, won the Nero Award for best novel of 2009. His short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. His paintings and drawings are included in collections at Metropolitan Museum of Art, Newark Museum, Art Institute of Chicago, and more. He is the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants and serves on the board of Yaddo, the oldest arts community in the US.

Photo Credit: Clarke Tolton

Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Medal of Humanities, the National Book Critics Circle Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Book Award, and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, and has been several times nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time, including the national bestsellers We Were the Mulvaneys, Blonde, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and the New York Times bestseller The Falls, which won the 2005 Prix Femina. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

Photo Credit: Dustin Cohen




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