Book Launch: Sandra Newman Presents The Men, in conversation with Mandy Keifetz

June 21st

McNally Jackson Seaport
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From the author of The Heavens, a dazzling, mind-bending novel in which all people with a Y chromosome mysteriously disappear from the face of the earth. 
Deep in the California woods on an evening in late August, Jane Pearson is camping with her husband Leo and their five-year-old son Benjamin. As dusk sets in, she drifts softly to sleep in a hammock strung outside the tent where Leo and Benjamin are preparing for bed. At that moment, every single person with a Y chromosome vanishes around the world, disappearing from operating theaters mid-surgery, from behind the wheels of cars, from arguments and acts of love. Children, adults, even fetuses are gone in an instant. Leo and Benjamin are gone. No one knows why, how, or where.
From the author of The Heavens, The Men is a gripping, beautiful, and disquieting novel of feminist utopias and impossible sacrifices that interrogates the dream of a perfect society and the conflict between individual desire and the good of the community.




We encourage masks on the night. 

Sandra Newman is the author of the novels The Heavens, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and The Country of Ice Cream Star, longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and named one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and NPR, as well as several other works of fiction and nonfiction. Her writing has appeared in Harper's and Granta, among other publications. She lives in New York City.





Mandy Keifetz is a 5th generation New Yorker and a finishing school drop-out. She is the author of two novels, Flea Circus: a brief bestiary of grief which won the 2010 AWP award in fiction, and Corrido which has been optioned by Hanthum Films. She was a Fellow with the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2002 Her plays have been staged in London at the Young Vic and Studio503, in Cambridge at the Junction Theatre and the Judith E. Wilson Studio, in Montréal at the Théâtre Ste. Catherine, in Oslo at the Samtid Festivalen and in New York at Where Eagles Dare Studios. Her art has been shown at Asphodel Gallery, at De Cacaofabriek in Helmond, and at the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Education Center.







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