Books and Bathrobes with Lydia Fitzpatrick
Literary Affairs invites you to an exclusive ONLINE Books and Bathrobes event with author Lydia Fitzpatrick about her novel Lights All Night Long. Join us on Zoom for a book club style conversation between Julie Robinson and Lydia Fitzpatrick, followed by a Q&A.
When: Friday, March 27, 10:30 am-12 pm PST
Where: The safety and comfort of your home.
Dress code: Bathrobes or sweats encouraged.
$5 requested to help defray our costs.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Fifteen-year-old Ilya arrives in Louisiana from his native Russia for what should be the adventure of his life: a year in America as an exchange student. But all is not right in Ilya's world: he's consumed by the fate of his older brother Vladimir, the magnetic rebel to Ilya's dutiful wunderkind, back in their tiny Russian hometown. The two have always been close, spending their days dreaming of escaping to America. But when Ilya was tapped for the exchange, Vladimir disappeared into their town's seedy, drug-plagued underworld. Just before Ilya left, the murders of three young women rocked the town's usual calm, and Vladimir found himself in prison.
With the help of Sadie, who has secrets of her own, Ilya embarks on a mission to prove Vladimir's innocence. Piecing together the timeline of the murders and Vladimir's descent into addiction, Ilya discovers the radical lengths to which Vladimir has gone to protect him--a truth he could only have learned by leaving him behind. A rich tale of belonging and the pull of homes both native and adopted, Lights All Night Long is a spellbinding story of the fierce bond between brothers determined to find a way back to each other.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Lydia Fitzpatrick's work has appeared in The O. Henry Prize Stories, The Best American Mystery Stories, One Story, Glimmer Train, and elsewhere. She was a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, a Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and a recipient of an Elizabeth George Foundation grant. She graduated from Princeton University and received an MFA from the University of Michigan. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughters.
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