Ottessa Moshfegh is the author of Lapvona, Eileen, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Death in Her Hands, Homesick for Another World, and McGlue. She will read from Lapnova and discuss her work with moderator Maile Chapman.
Lapvona follows Little Marek, the abused and delusional son of the village shepherd, and his enduring bond with the blind village midwife, Ina, who has a unique ability to receive transmissions of sacred knowledge from the natural world. The story takes place during a year of drought and famine, where the people’s desperate need to believe in higher powers is tested by their depraved lord and governor. Fate brings Marek into violent proximity to the lord’s family, leading to new and occult forces that upset the old order.
This is a book and ticket event, where a ticket is required for entry and includes a paperback copy of Lapvona.