Russell Banks with Jennifer Haigh

In his new novel, Foregone (HarperCollins), which is structured around a character’s secret memories, Russell Banks—the author of Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter, which were both adapted into critically acclaimed films—challenges assumptions about a lost chapter in American history and questions the nature of recollection itself. For his Word Works lecture, Banks will discuss how character is defined in Foregone through memories, confabulations, fictions, and dreams. Joining Russell Banks in conversation for Hugo House this evening is novelist and short story writer, Jennifer Haigh, most recently author of Heat and Light.

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ISBN: 9780063036758
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Published: Ecco - March 2nd, 2021

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ISBN: 9780061763496
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Published: Ecco - February 28th, 2017

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 7:00pm
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