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Date(s) - 05/18/19
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Politics and Prose Bookstore


In his second novel, Hamburger, award-winning author of The View from Stalin’s Head and Faith for Beginners, looks back over several decades of social change through the experience of Ari Silverman, a medieval historian. The story opens in the #MeToo era, with Silverman worried about his ex-husband, who’s been accused of sexually harassing a student. Perhaps as a coping mechanism, Silverman focuses instead on an earlier love interest, one that coincided with the rise of Nirvana. The man is now married to a woman and runs a dating website, but as Silverman’s past and present converge, he confronts old decisions, makes new ones, and comes to terms with elusive aspect of his identity.