There may be no other U.S. writer presently at work writing both books of fiction and non-fiction (poetry, too) with the range, depth, and verve that Siri Hustvedt has been working with her six novels and five books of essays and non-fiction. These books include The Blindfold, A Woman Looking at Men Looking at Women, The Delusions of Certainty, The Blazing World, and The Shaking Woman or a History of My Nerves. She is here tonight with a fabulous new novel, Memories of the Future (Simon & Schuster).
“This provocative, experimental novel from Hustvedt joins several narratives to illustrate the roles of memory and perspective in making sense of a life...The many moods and flavors of this brash 'portrait of the artist as a young woman' constantly reframe and complicate the story, making for a fascinating shape-shifter of a novel.”—Publishers Weekly.
"Among the many riches of Siri Hustvedt's portrait of a young woman finding her way as an artist are her reflections on how acts of remembering, if they reach deep enough, can heal the broken present, as well as on the inherent uncanniness of feeling oneself brought into being by the writing hand. Her reflections are no less profound for being couched as philosophical comedy of a Shandean variety."—JM Coetzee.
Co-presented with the TOWN HALL INSIDE/OUT ARTS Series. Tickets and more information are at www.townhallseattle.org.