1
Sunday
May
2011
Mayfair Theare1074 Bank St.
6:30pm

Before the Beginning
and After the End
with Madeleine Thien,
Hisham Matar
and Johanna Skibsrud

Hosted by Michael Blouin
"A tightly coiled, masterfully controlled narrative . . . Anatomy of a Disappearance is a testament to the terrible human cost of unjust government in the Arab world. It is, by design, an artful novel; accident of circumstances has made it a timely one.
— The Independent
Hisham Matar - Photo courtesy of Diana Matar
Johanna Skibsrud
Madeleine Thien - Photo courtesy of Rawi Hage

Sometimes you can’t outrun history. We welcome three internationally acclaimed talents for an inquiry into pasts that are always present. 

 

Madeleine Thien’s Dogs at the Perimeter , an unblinking portrait of loss and recovered humanity, follows the long shadow of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia into the present day. 

 

In a delicately wrought and beautifully tender voice, Hisham Matar’s extraordinary new novel, Anatomy Of A Disappearance , asks: “When a loved one disappears, how does his or her absence shape the lives of those who are left?” Lyrical and riveting. 

 

Johanna Skibrud’s Giller Prize-winning novel, The Sentimentalists , draws on the horrors of the Vietnam War to examine what lies beneath the surface of everyday life, and of the commanding power of the past.

 

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