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Sarah Manguso & Lydia Millet: A Conversation
Sunday, November 20 @ 3:30 pm
300 NE Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132 United States
For Ruthie, the frozen town of Waitsfield, Massachusetts, is all she has ever known. Once home to the country’s oldest and most illustrious families – the Cabots, the Lowells – by the end of the 20th century, it’s an unforgiving place awash with secrets. The Waitsfield of Sarah Manguso‘s Very Cold People: A Novel is a place to be survived, one from which a girl like Ruthie would be lucky to get out of alive. Lydia Millet‘s Dinosaurs is the story of Gil, a man who walks from New York to Arizona to recover from a failed love. After he arrives, new neighbors move into the glass-walled house next door and his life begins to mesh with theirs. Warmly textured and drily funny, it explores the uncanny territory where the self ends, and community begins.