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An Evening with Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House
Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room - UNC Asheville
Asheville, NC
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Oct 30, 2019 6:30 PM



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Book with Ticket $32.50
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An Evening with Ann Patchett, author of The Dutch House
Malaprop's is delighted to partner with The Great Smokies Writing Program at UNC Asheville to host Ann Patchett on the UNCA campus.

The event starts at 6:30 pm. Doors Open at 6:00 pm at UNC Asheville's Blue Ridge Room in Highsmith Student Union. Each ticket includes a signed copy of THE DUTCH HOUSE.

**Ann Patchett will be signing books after speaking and taking questions.******

***Tickets are transferable but not refundable.*****

Stay tuned for important details about the venue and signing.

ANN PATCHETT is the author of seven novels and three works of nonfiction. She is the winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, England's Orange Prize, and the Book Sense Book of the Year, and was named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World. Her work has been translated into more than thirty languages. She is the co-owner of Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, where she lives with her husband, Karl, and their dog, Sparky.

THE DUTCH HOUSE
"'Do you think it's possible to ever see the past as it actually was?' I asked my sister. We were sitting in her car, parked in front of the Dutch House in the broad daylight of early summer."

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

The story is told by Cyril's son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they're together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they've lost with humor and rage. But when at last they're forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are. Filled with suspense, you may read it quickly to find out what happens, but what happens to Danny and Maeve will stay with you for a very long time.

Location

Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room - UNC Asheville (View)
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
United States


Categories

Arts > Literary

Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

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