Cancelled - Emily St. John Mandel
*This event has been cancelled.
Emily St. John Mandel, she of Last Night in Montreal, The Singer’s Gun, The Lola Quartet, and the National Book Award finalist Station Eleven, brilliant novels each and all, makes this welcome Elliott Bay return this evening for her newest, The Glass Hotel (Knopf). This fabulous book is on many ‘most anticipated books of 2020’ lists - and for good reason.
“Mandel’s wonderful novel (after Station Eleven) follows a brother and sister as they navigate heartache, loneliness, wealth, corruption, drugs, ghosts, and guilt… This ingenious, enthralling novel probes the tenuous yet unbreakable bonds between people and the lasting effects of momentary carelessness.”—Publishers Weekly.
“Deeply imagined, philosophically profound… The Glass Hotel moves forward propulsively, its characters continually on the run… Richly satisfying… The Glass Hotel is ultimately as immersive a reading experience as its predecessor [Station Eleven], finding all the necessary imaginative depth within the more realistic confines of its world… Revolutionary.”—Ruth Franklin, The Atlantic.