His Favorites Booksigning w/Kate Walbert
August 28th, 6 pm – 7:30 pm
Oblong Books & Music
With HIS FAVORITES, Walbert has once again written a novel that feels both timeless and timely: it is essential reading for the world we find ourselves in today.
Set in the 1970s, HIS FAVORITES is the story of Jo, a teenaged girl who after a catastrophic and scandalous accident is sent away to a boarding school. There, she encounters Master Aikens, a charismatic English teacher. The consequences for Jo are disastrous, immediate and lifelong. The silencing of Jo and the underlying complicity of the culture in which she finds herself are all-too familiar and universal. As she recalls the details of the past many years later, she negotiates varying angles of perception, memory, revision, and the limits of language to try to claim and fully voice her history. The result is a devastating, propulsive, unforgettable work of fiction, impossible to put down. More Info