One Night with Lilith
Sunday, March 22, 5pm
CANCELLED. Will be rescheduled.
When Rob and Amy Lerner’s lovely Victorian house goes up in flames, with it goes all of Amy’s art, Rob’s business documents and a lifetime of memorabilia. To make matters worse, the fire breaks out just as they are huddled in a nearby restaurant negotiating the end of their fiery marriage. Although One Night With Lilith is the story of a marriage seemingly at its end, at its heart it’s a love story. It draws on the biblical tale of Lilith, Adam’s first wife, who is portrayed in myth and legend as a woman not only of fierce independence but also of unbridled sexuality. Rob, obsessed with this legend, sees Amy as his “Lilith” – until he unearths the tragic roots of his wife’s sexual fervor.
“Golan has two gifts that relatively few writers have: an ear for the way people really talk (and think) and tell the story that always stands up to the test of time: human relationships. Adult love, lust, and greed.” – Philip Wagner, editor of The Iconoclast
“Somewhere between the lies we tell each other and those we tell ourselves, Golan finds a vast human neediness for romantic love.” – Ken Kalfus, National Book Award finalist
Martin Golan’s first novel, My Wife’s Last Lover, was praised in Booklist, American Book Review and other acclaimed journals, and was followed up with Where Things Are When You Lose Them, a collection of short stories one reviewer called “a dozen short but rich literary gems.” He works as a journalist, most recently an editor for the international news service Reuters. One Night With Lilith comes out of his fascination with the legend of Lilith, the mysterious female figure of Jewish folklore and ancient mythology, a deadly night demon who haunts men’s dreams. Author Website: MartinGolan.com
Martin Golan, One Night with Lilith CANCELLED