Nathan Englander, Dinner at the Center of the Earth @ MPL OB/OM

Nathan Englander
Dinner at the Center of the Earth

Sunday, September 16, 4-5:30pm
@ Montclair Public Library, 50 So. Fullerston Ave, Montclair
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From the Pulitzer finalist and best-selling author of For the Relief of Unbearable Urges comes a new political thriller that unfolds in the highly charged territory of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and pivots on the complex relationship between a secret prisoner and his guard. A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel’s most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner’s existence.

From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined–a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities haunting both sides. Who is right, who is wrong–who is the guard, who is truly the prisoner?
Nathan Englander is the author of the novel The Ministry of Special Cases, and the story collections For the Relief of Unbearable Urgesand What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank, winner of the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His short fiction has been widely anthologized, most recently in 100 Years of the Best American Short Stories. Englander’s play The Twenty-Seventh Man premiered at The Public Theater in 2012. He also translated the New American Haggadah and co-translated Etgar Keret’s Suddenly a Knock on the Door. He is Distinguished Writer-in-Residence at New York University, and lives in Brooklyn.

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The event is free, thanks to our series sponsors The Montclair Foundation and Investors FoundationWatchung Booksellers will have copies of Mr. Englander’s books to purchase and have signed at the end of the event.
Event date: 
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
Montclair Public Library
50 South Fullerton Ave
Montclair, NJ 07042
Dinner at the Center of the Earth (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525434047
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Vintage - September 4th, 2018

For the Relief of Unbearable Urges: Stories (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375704437
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 21st, 2000

The Ministry of Special Cases (Vintage International) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375704444
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - April 1st, 2008

What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank: Stories Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307949608
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage - March 5th, 2013