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Joyce Carol Oates in conversation with Michelle Richmond
Kepler's Books
Menlo Park, CA
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Joyce Carol Oates in conversation with Michelle Richmond
Wednesday, March 25, 7:30pm - Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Kepler's Books
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025

ONLINE SALES ARE CLOSED -- SOME TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR.


Don't miss an evening with one of our most revered literary masters, "New York Times" bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates and her new incendiary novel, "The Sacrifice".  This major work of fiction illuminates the tragic impact of sexual violence, racism, brutality, and power on innocent lives and probes the persistence of stereotypes, the nature of revenge, the complexities of truth, and our insatiable hunger for sensationalism.

When a fourteen-year-old girl is the alleged victim of a terrible act of racial violence, the incident shocks and galvanizes her community, exacerbating the racial tension that has been simmering in this New Jersey town for decades. Oates explores the uneasy fault lines in a racially troubled society. In such a tense, charged atmosphere, Oates reveals that there must always be a sacrificeof innocence, truth, trust, and, ultimately, of lives. Unfolding in a succession of multiracial voices, in a community transfixed by this alleged crime and the spectacle unfolding around it, this profound novel exposes whatand whothe "sacrifice" actually is, and what consequences these kind of events hold for us all.

As the chorus of its voicesfrom the police to the media to the victim and her familyreaches a crescendo, "The Sacrifice" offers a shocking new understanding of power and oppression, innocence and guilt, truth and sensationalism, justice and retribution.

Joyce Carol Oates is the author of more than 70 books, including novels, short story collections, poetry volumes, plays, essays, and criticism, including the national bestsellers "We Were the Mulvaneys" and "Blonde". Among her many honors are the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction and the National Book Award. Oates is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 1978.

Michelle Richmond is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, including Golden State and The Year of Fog, and two story collections, including Hum, winner of the Catherine Doctorow Innovative Fiction Prize. She is the founder and publisher of Fiction Attic Press.

Ticket Information:

$40.00 -- Premier Ticket. Includes 1 copy of "The Sacrifice", premier seating, and priority in the signing line.
$20.00 -- General Admission. Does not include book.
$10.00 -- Student Ticket. Does not include book.

The book will be available for pickup at the event.

Location

Kepler's Books (View)
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States

Categories

Arts > Literary

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: Yes!
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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